Dieter Gerdesmeier wuchs in Efringen-Kirchen im südlichen Markgräflerland auf. Nach dem Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften und anschließender Promotion an der Universität Basel (CH) war er von 1993 bis 1998 in der Abteilung Geld, Kredit und Kapitalmärkte sowie in der Abteilung „Geldpolitisch
Central banks are among the most powerful actors in today’s financial markets. This notwithstanding, for the public, there remains a certain mysterious aura around these institutions and the way they work in practice. This book aims at shedding more light at central banks and monetary policy, with a particular focus at the euro area.
Dieter Gerdesmeier holds a diploma in business and economics from the University of Basel (CH) and was awarded a doctorate in economics. Having worked for the Deutsche Bundesbank in the past, Dieter Gerdesmeier is now working for the European Central Bank and for the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. His lectures comprise monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics and the empirics of financial markets.
Central banks are among the most powerful actors in today’s financial markets. At the same time, and despite a recent trend towards more transparency, little is known about their structures, the way they work in practice and the way they arrive at concrete decisions – there is still a mysterious aura around these institutions. This book aims at shedding more light at central banks and monetary policy, with a particular focus at the euro area.