Christian Odendahl

Christian Odendahl

Chief economist (Based in Berlin)
Areas of expertise 

Eurozone, ECB, Germany, fiscal and monetary policy, structural reforms, political economy of economic integration, international trade, financial regulation.

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Merkels Signal "ist völlig irre"

NTV
27 November 2020
Ökonom Christian Odendahl kritisiert die Ansage der Kanzlerin, die Finanzhilfen könnten "nicht bis Ultimo" gezahlt werden.

Judy Asks: Can the EU solve the budget and rule-of-law crisis?

Carnegie Europe
26 November 2020
Hungary and Poland have vetoed the next EU budget in protest of a new rule-of-law conditionality. What instruments and treaties can Europe use to circumvent Budapest and Warsaw’s hostage-taking?

CER podcast: Is Europe falling behind technologically?

25 November 2020
Christian Odendahl spoke to Stephanie Flanders about Europe’s position in the worldwide tech race, the merits of European competition policy and the EU’s ability to drive up standards in the digital world.

CER podcast: The global recovery from the pandemic: How can we get it right this time?

11 November 2020
Christian Odendahl spoke to Megan Greene, Harvard Kennedy School, about her thoughts on the post-COVID global recovery

CER podcast: What does the 2020 SOTEU speech reveal about the EU's ambition?

18 September 2020
In this year's State of the Union address, Ursula von der Leyen laid out her plans for the EU's transition "from fragility to a new vitality".

The green tax revolution Europe needs

Project Syndicate
13 July 2020
European policy-makers need to bolster short-term demand while simultaneously accelerating the shift toward carbon neutrality.

CER podcast: The EU's €750 billion question: How should the COVID-19 recovery fund be spent?

01 July 2020
European Union leaders will meet in Brussels on July 17-18 to discuss plans for a new recovery fund and long-term budget to help Europe bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis.

Studio Berlin: Will Germany’s EU Council Presidency move Europe forward?

24 June 2020
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet today are discussing what to do when Germany takes the helm of the EU Council on July 1.

Progressive Governance: Economists leaders panel - Will austerity return? Economic policy post-Covid19

18 June 2020
Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform joined Megan Greene, and Adam Tooze to discuss economic policy post-COVID-19 at the Progressive Governance, digital summit 2020.

Inforadio: Senkung der Mehrwertsteuer kann Konsum-Motor sein

12 June 2020
Das Bundeskabinett hat bis zum Jahresende die Absenkung der Mehrwertsteuer beschlossen. Ökonom Christian Odendahl vom Centre for European Reform in London begrüßt den Entschluss, da alle Bürgerinnen in etwa gleich davon profitieren.