Associate Fellow, Globalization and World Economy Program

Areas of Expertise

  • European Monetary Union
  • Economic policies and institutions of the EU
  • International economic organizations (IMF, G7/G8, G20)


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Dr. Katharina Gnath is a Senior Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung, specializing in EU economic governance and the future of the European Monetary Union. She has been an Associate Fellow of the DGAP since 2009 and previously headed its Globalization and World Economy Program for two years.

She gained further professional experience at the London-based think tank The Federal Trust for Education and Research, the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Berlin, and the European Central Bank’s international directorate in Frankfurt.

Katharina Gnath studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford (BA Hons.) and holds an MSc in European Politics and Governance from the London School of Economics. She completed her PhD on the Eurozone’s external relations in international financial institutions at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (Hertie School of Governance/Freie Universität Berlin).


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Selected Publications

Beyond Heiligendamm
The G-8 and its dialogue with emerging countries
by Katharina Gnath
While holding the G-8 presidency in 2007, one of Germany’s main objectives has been to improve cooperation with emerging countries. The Heiligendamm summit launched a two-year process to give dialogue with China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Mexico on a more structured and long-term basis without enlarging the G-8 itself.
Category: Global Institutions, Law & Institutions, G8/G20, Germany, Central Europe, Europe