Katharina Gnath
Senior Project Manager,
Bertelsmann Stiftung

 

Dr. Katharina Gnath is senior project manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung and coordinates the liaison office for the “Repair and Prepare: Strengthening the Euro” research project at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin. Katharina Gnath is an expert on European and international economic governance and is currently conducting research on the governance of the euro zone and the political economy of economic reforms in Europe. Prior to this she held fellowships at the stiftung neue verantwortung and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin and in 2014 was a member of the Think 20 advisory team during the Australian G20 Presidency. After graduating Katharina Gnath was a trainee at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and taught in the master´s programme at the Hertie School of Governance. She holds a PhD from the Free University and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin on the external relations of the euro zone in international financial institutions. She studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford and holds an MSc in EU Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE). She has received grants from the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the DAAD, and was awarded a Fox International Fellowship at Yale University.

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Should the EU Intervene?
Europa Briefing: Imbalances


Imbalances are a recurring problem in the EU. Especially differences in trade balances dominate the debate. Germany, for instance, has been generating very high surpluses for years and meets serious criticism for this reason. This briefing examines whether imbalances pose a threat to the EU and what role the euro plays in this. More ...

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Do We Need European Taxes?
Europa Briefing: European taxes


In recent years, tax evasion scandals brought the topic of tax regime differences in Europe back to the centre of public interest. This briefing explains what types of tax regulations already exist in the Single Market and which reforms are currently under discussion. Looking to the future, it also discusses the arguments in favour and against European taxes. More ...

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What Kind of Coordination for the Eurozone?
Europa Briefing: Economic Government


During the euro crisis, decisions had to be made under enormous time pressure. New institutions and rules were created. This briefing looks at how decisions in the Eurozone are made today and whether there is a democratic deficit. Does the currency union need new and better control mechanisms - maybe even up to the point of a genuine European economic government? More ...

EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Bertelsmann Stiftung Chairman Aart De Geus EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Bertelsmann Stiftung Chairman Aart De Geus

How to Deepen Economic Integration within the EU Single Market?


Last week in Brussels the Bertelsmann Stiftung successfully held its long planned joint conference with the European Commission "Making the EU services market an engine for growth". The conference was a full success and a lot of valuable input was collected which we want to look at in a bit more detail in this post. More ...