Markus K. Brunnermeier is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor in the economics department at Princeton University and director of Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance. His research focuses on international financial markets, monetary theory, and macroeconomics with special emphasis on bubbles, liquidity, financial crises and digital money. He established the webinar series as a platform for leading thinkers. Brunnermeier was awarded his PhD by the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Doctor honoris causa from the University of Regensburg. His award winning books include “The Resilient Society” and "The Euro and the Battle of Ideas."
Brunnermeier is president-elect of the American Finance Association, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, CESifo, ABFER, and a member of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy. He is a Sloan Research Fellow, fellow of the Econometric Society, Guggenheim Fellow, and the recipient of the Bernácer Prize granted for outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance. He is a member of several advisory groups, including to the US Congressional Budget Office, the Bank for International Settlements, Bank of Japan, and the Bundesbank as well as previously to the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve of New York, the European Systemic Risk Board.
He has been awarded several best paper prizes and served on the editorial boards of a number of leading economics and finance journals. He has worked to establish the concepts of: liquidity spirals, Financial Dominance, CoVaR as a measure of systemic risk, the Volatility Paradox, Paradox of Prudence, Resilience, European Safe Bonds (ESBies), the redistributive monetary policy, the Reversal Rate, and Digital Currency Areas.
Fun Factoid: Meanings of my forenames
Latin: Dedicated to Mars, Roman god of war
Sukram (reverse spelling)
Hindi: The one in whom peace pervades
Konrad (middle name)
Germanic: Wise counselor