Helmut Reisen

Cursussen Helmut is a widely acknowledged analyst on emerging country economics, development finance and international monetary economics. The long-time Head of Research of the OECD Development Centre (until September 2012) is Adjunct Professor at the Economics Faculty of Basel University and Associate Fellow at the German Development Institute, Bonn. Well connected in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Helmut is a founding member of OECD Emerging Markets Network (EmNet), a platform of leading multinational companies from advanced and emerging countries. He has been elected to the Study Group on Globalization and the World Economy at the German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, in which parliamentarians and diplomats debate current international economic issues. Helmut developed the first OECD Perspectives on Global Development, which was published in 2010 under the title Shifting Wealth, an analysis of the policy implications of the rise of emerging powers.

Prior to joining the OECD in 1983, Helmut worked at Commerzbank AG, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the Federation of German Industries and the German Ministry of Economics. He is (or has been) on the editorial board of International Finance, Internationale Politik, Journal of Development Finance and Deutsche Bank Research Notes and member of the Development Committee of the German Economic Association. Helmut, who has published extensively in scholarly journals and the press, won two prestigious awards in the Amex Bank Review Competition in International Finance. He writes a popular economics blog:
www.shiftingwealth.blogspot.com. His recent work includes analysis of the global monetary system, sovereign wealth funds, China's global economic impact, and of the global aid architecture. Helmut has advised bilateral and multilateral development agencies, development banks, central banks and foundations.


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