Public Sector Economics
2017 Conference

Keynote speakers


Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen, Bundesrat, Berlin, Senator for Finance

Since December 2014, Dr. Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen has been Senator for Finance of Berlin. Before assuming this position, he was Senior Advisor on Finance and Regulation at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2012-14. Prior to this, he was Vice-President and member of the Management Committee of the European Investment Bank (2006-12), and managing director and a member of the management boards of the Investitionsbank Hessen (Hesse Investment Bank) and the Landestreuhandstelle Hessen (the Hesse State Trust Agency). He holds degrees in physical engineering and economics and a doctorate in engineering.


Balázs Égert, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 

Senior Economist at the OECD. He previously worked at the Austrian Central Bank (2003-2007). He was Visiting Researcher at the South African Reserve Bank (2007), Bruegel (2006), CESifo (2006), the Czech National Bank (2006), the central bank of Hungary (2005), the Bank of Finland/BOFIT (2004/2005) and the Bank of Estonia (2002). He earned his PhD at the University of Paris X-Nanterre (2002).


Evžen Kočenda, Charles University, Institute of Economic Studies

Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Studies of the Charles University in Prague. He has taught at the Charles University, the New York University, the Université  Paris IX – Dauphin and worked also as a Consultant for the World Bank. Research Fellow of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Business School, CESifo (Munich) and IOS (Regensburg). Main areas of research include applied econometrics, international finance and European integration. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston (1996). 


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