Christian Odendahl

Christian Odendahl

Chief economist (Based in Berlin)
Areas of expertise 

Eurozone, ECB, Germany, fiscal and monetary policy, structural reforms, political economy of economic integration, international trade, financial regulation.

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CER podcast: What does the 2020 SOTEU speech reveal about the EU's ambition?

18 September 2020
In this year's State of the Union address, Ursula von der Leyen laid out her plans for the EU's transition "from fragility to a new vitality".

The green tax revolution Europe needs

Project Syndicate
13 July 2020
European policy-makers need to bolster short-term demand while simultaneously accelerating the shift toward carbon neutrality.

CER podcast: The EU's €750 billion question: How should the COVID-19 recovery fund be spent?

01 July 2020
European Union leaders will meet in Brussels on July 17-18 to discuss plans for a new recovery fund and long-term budget to help Europe bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis.

Studio Berlin: Will Germany’s EU Council Presidency move Europe forward?

24 June 2020
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet today are discussing what to do when Germany takes the helm of the EU Council on July 1.

Progressive Governance: Economists leaders panel - Will austerity return? Economic policy post-Covid19

18 June 2020
Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform joined Megan Greene, and Adam Tooze to discuss economic policy post-COVID-19 at the Progressive Governance, digital summit 2020.

Inforadio: Senkung der Mehrwertsteuer kann Konsum-Motor sein

12 June 2020
Das Bundeskabinett hat bis zum Jahresende die Absenkung der Mehrwertsteuer beschlossen. Ökonom Christian Odendahl vom Centre for European Reform in London begrüßt den Entschluss, da alle Bürgerinnen in etwa gleich davon profitieren.

CER podcast: A Hamilton moment?

22 May 2020
On 18th May, Merkel and Macron proposed a €500bn recovery fund for the EU. John Springford and Christian Odendahl discuss why it's needed, and whether reluctant countries will back it.

Die EZB sollte auf das Urteil nicht weiter reagieren

Capital.de
14 May 2020
Das Urteil des Verfassungsgerichts über den Ankauf von Staatsanleihen durch die EZB wird hitzig diskutiert. Christian Odendahl meint: Die Karlsruher Richter sind zu weit gegangen und ihre ökonomischen Argumente sind dünn. Ein Selbstgespräch.

Judy Asks: Should Europe have common debt?

Carnegie Europe
23 April 2020
How to deal with the economic costs of the coronavirus is dividing the eurozone countries once again.

Las dos fases económicas del coronavirus

ES Global
09 April 2020
Las autoridades europeas deben contrarrestar los enormes costes de la contención del virus y, al mismo tiempo, mantener una deuda sostenible en todos los Estados miembros de la eurozona.

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