Andreas Kern

Dr. Andreas Kern's research concentrates on the political economy of macroeconomic and financial governance with a special focus on central banks, credit market dynamics, and financial crises. Analyzing complex interactions between political and economic dynamics in international financial markets, his research underscores the importance of an interdisciplinary and evidence-based approach to mitigating political and economic risks in achieving sustainable poverty alleviation. His research has been featured in internationally leading scientific journals.

Dr. Kern currently works with leading policymakers and researchers on designing policy programs and initiatives concerning financial market development and monetary institution building. At the McCourt School, Dr. Kern teaches courses on Intermediate Microeconomics, International Political Economy, Finance in Development, and the Thesis Workshop. In 2018, he received the Leslie Whittington Award.

Before joining Georgetown University in 2010, Dr. Kern 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.

Academic Appointment(s)

Teaching Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy