Elga Bartsch, Ph.D. is Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Economics and Chief European Economist at Morgan Stanley
2017 Macroeconomic Outlook: A Political Year
Elga is Morgan Stanley's Chief European Economist and co-heads the global economics team. The main focus of her research is Europe, especially the euro area and the monetary policy of the European Central Bank. Elga is also a member of the ECB Shadow Council and a trustee of the Ifo Institute. She covers some core European countries, primarily Germany. In addition to her European role, Elga engages in the Firm's global research effort on sustainability economics and climate change.
Elga joined Morgan Stanley in September 1997 from the Kiel Institute of World Economics, a large German economic think-tank. At the Kiel Institute, Elga worked as a research associate in the President's Office between 1992 and 1997 and, amongst other things, was responsible for managing The Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research, a post-graduate programme in international macroeconomics. Having studied at the University of Hannover and the London School of Economics, Elga received a degree in Economics from Kiel University where she graduated top of her class. Subsequently, she completed a Ph.D. in Economics at the Kiel Institute. Her dissertation deals with Liability for Environmental Damages: Incentives for Precaution and Risk Allocation.