Prof. Dr. Christoph Trebesch


Topics: International Finance, Fiscal Policy & National Budgets, Economic & Financial Crises

Prof. Dr. Christoph Trebesch - Kiel Institute


Main research interests

  • Sovereign Debt and Default
  • International Capital Flows
  • Financial Stability and Financial Crises
  • Political Economy
  • International Financial Institutions

For an overview of my research papers please visit:

Current Position:
Since April 2017 Kiel Institute, Head of Research Area “International Finance and Global Governance”
Since April 2017 Professor of Macroeconomics (tenured), Kiel University

Previous Positions:
2011-2017 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Munich (LMU)
2006-2011 Research Associate, Hertie School and FU Berlin

2011           PhD (Doctorate) in Economics, Free University Berlin
2009/2010  Yale, Visiting Graduate Student (Fox Fellowship)
2005/2006  Kiel Advanced Studies Programme
2005           Master (Diplom) in Economics, Free University Berlin

Research Visits:
2016 (Febr/April) UC Berkely
2014 (Jan & Oct) Harvard Kennedy School
2013 (Sept.) Fed Chicago
2013 & 2010 International Monetary Fund

  1. Journal Article

    Political Booms, Financial Crises

    Journal of Political Economy
    Helios Herrera, Guillermo Ordoñez, Christoph Trebesch

    We show that political booms, measured by the rise in governments' popularity, predict financial crises above and beyond other better-known...

  2. Working Paper

    Ukraine Tracker

    Kiel Working Papers
    Arianna Antezza, André Frank, Pascal Frank ...

    This paper presents the “Ukraine Support Tracker”, which lists and quantifies military, financial and humanitarian aid transferred by...