Detken, Carsten


  • Head, Financial Stability Surveillance Division, Directorate General Financial Stability, ECB, Frankfurt
  • Chair ESRB Expert Group on Guidance on Setting Countercyclical Capital Buffers
  • Co-chair ESCB Macroprudential Research Network (MaRs) on Early Warning Systems and Systemic Risk Indicators
  • Chair of FSC/EBA Impact Study Group on Procyclicality of Capital Requirements Workstream
  • Chair FSC Expert Group on Survey on Credit Terms and Conditions in Euro denominated Securities Financing and OTC Derivatives Markets

Fields of interest:

  • Financial Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Economics
  • Fiscal Policy


  • Ph. D. in economics, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1994
  • Visiting scholar University of California Berkeley, 1991/92
  • Masters in economics (equivalent), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1988
  • Bachelor in economic sciences (equivalent), University of Münster, Germany, 1986

Professional experience:

  • since Sept. 2010 Head of Division, Financial Stability Surveillance, ECB, Frankfurt
  • 1998 - 2010 Directorate General Research, ECB, Frankfurt (2005-2010 Senior Adviser to Director General)
  • 1997-1998 Senior Economist, European Monetary Institute, Frankfurt
  • 1995-1997 Associate Director, Swiss Bank Corporation, Basel
  • 2005-2010 Member of CNB Research Advisory Committee


  • CEPR/ESI Prize 2009 for the best Central Bank Research Paper
Title Authors Where
Government, Trade Unions and the Macroeconomy Carsten Detken and Manfred Gärtner Public Choice
Are German Unions Rocking the Economy? A Reappraisal of the Supply-Side-Political-Business-Cycle Hypothesis Carsten Detken and Manfred Gärtner Applied Economics
The Euro and International Capital Markets Carsten Detken and Philipp Hartmann International Finance
Determinants of the Effective Real Exchange Rate of the Synthetic Euro: Alternative Methodological Approaches Carsten Detken, Alistair Dieppe, Jerome Henry, Carmen Marin and Frank Smets Australian Economic Papers
Features of the Euro's Role in International Financial Markets Carsten Detken and Philipp Hartmann Economic Policy
Quasi real time early warning indicators for costly asset price boom/bust cycles: a role for global liquidity Lucia Alessi and Carsten Detken European Journal of Political Economy