Matthias Bauer is Senior Economist at ECIPE. His areas of research include international trade as well as European fiscal and capital market policy. Matthias studied business administration at the University of Hull and economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Jena after joining the Bundesbank graduate programme on the “Foundations of Global Financial Markets and Financial Stability“. Before joining ECIPE, Matthias was the Coordinator of International Political Economy at the international cooperation division of Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Berlin. He held positions at DekaBank, UBS and Mercedes-Benz China. He spent a couple of years working as a business development consultant and advises cooperative farming projects in Ghana.