Current: Freelance journalist, web author.

Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal "Revista del Ciclo Económico" (J of Business Cycles), launched 2019.

Former consultant with Systemic Policy Partnership (SPP), a group of experts that offers advice to governments, central banks and other financial authorities.

Previous: 1984-August 2014: Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an international organisation with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

Languages: German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and some Italian


Attended schools in Portugal, Turkey, Brazil and Germany

University studies (law and romance languages) in Bonn, Lausanne and Hamburg / Graduated from University of Hamburg in 1978 (B.LL. equivalent) / "Second State Exam" (Grosse Juristische Staatsprüfung; J.D. equivalent) and admission to the Bar (Hamburg) in 1981

Work as research assistant at Max-Planck-Institute for foreign and international private law (Hamburg) until 1984.