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Former Member, Executive Board of the European Central Bank
Former Deputy Governor, Deutsche Bundesbank
Dr. Jürgen Stark was a member of the Executive Board and the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2006 to 2011. He was responsible for Economics, Statistics and Information Systems.
Before joining the ECB, Dr. Stark was Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, where he held responsibility for European and International Affairs. Prior to this position he served as State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance and as Personal Representative of the Federal Chancellor in the preparation of G7/G8 Economic Summits for four years. Before that he held various positions at the Ministry of Finance, the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Economics dealing with national and international monetary and financial issues.
His publications include many articles and papers in professional journals on public finances, European monetary integration, institution building and the global financial system.
Dr Stark was born in Gau-Odernheim (Rhineland Palatinate) in 1948. He studied economics at the universities of Hohenheim and Tübingen and graduated in 1973. He gained a Doctorate in economics in 1975 and was appointed honorary professor by the University of Tübingen in 2005. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Bertelsmann Foundation.