Prof. Dr Christian Kastrop
Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany, Christian Kastrop has been State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer protection since May 2020. Previously, he served as Director at the Bertelsmann Foundation, Director of the OECD Policy Studies Branch (Economics Department) in Paris and at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, where he was Deputy-Director General, Economics and Strategy Department and Director of the Public Finance, Macroeconomics and Research Directorate, for the European Economic and Monetary Union as well as International Affairs, the G20, the IMF and other international organisations. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee (EPC) of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) and Chairman of the EPC – Eurogroup. Christian Kastrop studied economics and economic and social psychology at the University of Cologne and Harvard University and obtained his doctorate in Cologne. He is Professor of public finance at the Free University of Berlin.