Associate Editor, Financial Times
Wolfgang Münchau is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the eurozone. He writes the European economic column of the Financial Times. His latest book, The Meltdown Years: The Unfolding of the Global Economic Crisis, won the prestigious GetAbstract business book award in its original German-language version, Vorbeben. He is the recipient of the 2012 SABEW award for best international columnist.
Together with his wife, the economist Susanne Mundschenk, he co-founded Eurointelligence.com, a website dedicated to providing information and debate about the economics, finance and politics of the eurozone. The Eurointelligence Daily Morning Newsbriefing is widely considered to be most incisive daily information source on the Eurozone.
Mr. Münchau speaks with authority on the complexities of the European economy and the eurozone crisis. Is the eurozone going to survive, and if so, in what form? What scenarios should investors prepare for? What is Berlin's perspective? How can we read the policies of the European Central Bank? What can we expect of the European Stability Mechanism? What's the future of Greece — and what are the implications for the rest of the world? Wolfgang answers these questions and many more with characteristic assurance, sophistication and humor.
He is a member of the Euro50 Group as well as the European Council on Foreign Relations. He has written three other German-language books, Kernschmelze im Finanzsystem (Meltdown in the Financial System), Das Ende der sozialen Marktwirtschaft (The End of the Social Free-market), and Makrostrategie (Macro-Investment Strategy).
Before assuming his current position, Mr. Münchau co-founded and served as editor-in-chief of FT Deutschland. He holds Master's degrees in mathematics and journalism.