Marcel Fratzscher regularly speaks out on today’s economic issues and debates. In his recently published book on economic inequality in Germany, he dissects the economic and social impact of increasing economic inequality with precision and gusto. Defining himself as a European as well as a German, the renowned economist studied in Kiel, Oxford, Harvard and Florence. His ensuing career led him to posts in Jakarta, with the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and the European Central Bank. He currently serves as Director of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and teaches macroeconomics and finance at Humboldt University.