Dr. Andreas Kern publishes in internationally renowned journals on the political economy of macroeconomic and financial governance. His contributions on the political economy of lending booms and international macroeconomic policy coordination underscore the importance of an interdisciplinary and evidence-based approach towards mitigating political and economic risks in the course of achieving sustainable poverty alleviation. He previously worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Integration at Freie Universität Berlin. In this role, he engaged in various scientific and consultancy projects for the European Commission and the German government. Dr. Kern earned his Ph.D. in Political Economy from Freie Universität Berlin and holds an M.Sc. in Economics from Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich. As a native speaker of both German and Hungarian, Dr. Kern brings a sophisticated linguistic perspective to his research. He continues working with leading policymakers and researchers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and international organizations on various research projects.