Associate Fellow, Europe Programme
Katinka Barysch

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Katinka Barysch is an analyst and commentator on economic and political developments in Europe.

She is currently the director of political relations at Allianz SE in Munich, where she provides risk, trend and policy analysis and manages Allianz’s strategic partnerships – a position she’s occupied since September 2013.

From 2001 to 2013, Katinka was first chief economist then deputy director of the Centre for European Reform. She has also worked as an analyst and editor for The Economist Intelligence Unit and as an adviser to several European governments, the European Commission, the House of Lords and various multinational companies and financial institutions.

She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a member of the Global Future Council on International Security, a David Rockefeller fellow of the Trilateral Commission, strategic adviser to the chairman of the Munich Security Conference and an associate fellow with the Europe Programme at Chatham House. 

Areas of expertise

  • Political risk
  • European politics and economics

Past experience

2013 -Director of Political Relations, Allianz
2001-13First Chief Economist; then Deputy Director, Centre for European Reform
1997-2001Senior Analyst and Editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit