Prof. Dr. Clemens Kool

Interim Director

Clemens Kool obtained his PhD at Erasmus University, the Netherlands. Since 2017, he holds the chair of Macroeconomics and International Monetary Economics at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University.

Previously, he also held chairs at Maastricht University, Indiana University and Utrecht University and worked at national and international policy institutions such as De Nederlandsche Bank, the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He has published widely in international academic journals, is an advisor to public and private organizations, and actively participates in societal (economic) debates. He is a long-standing member of the Sustainable Finance Lab, a Dutch thinktank. 

His research and teaching interests focus on monetary theory and policy, European integration, banking, the global financial infrastructure, and macroeconomic imbalances and financial crises. His research is typically empirical and policy oriented and recognizes the need for a multidisciplinary approach.