Peter Praet (born 20 January 1949 in Herchen near Eitorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) is chief economist of the European Central Bank. [1 ] [2 ]
Early life and education [ edit ]
Praet is half-Belgian and half-German, his father being from Belgium and his mother from Germany. He graduated from
Université libre de Bruxelles, with a BA in Economics, a MA in Economics in 1972, and PhD in Economics in 1980. [3 ]
Praet was chief economist for
Fortis Bank. He was executive director of the [4 ] National Bank of Belgium from 2000 to 2011. On the same time, Peter Praet was also professor of Monetary Economics at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. [5 ]
Praet's assignment as head of the economics department at the ECB superseded recommendations in favor of French and German counterparts.
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References [ edit ]
^ Belgian Peter Praet chosen to enter European Central Bank’s Executive Board - Newsroom - Homepage - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
^ Erstmals kein Deutscher: Belgier Peter Praet wird neuer Chefvolkswirt der EZB - Wirtschaft - FAZ
^ ECB: Peter Praet
^ PROFILE: Tough-talking Euro Group chief | European Voice
^ Wishart, Ian, "Peter Praet named as ECB chief economist" (log in required), EuropeanVoice.com, January 3, 2012.
^ Mahler, Armin, "Draghi Walks the Tightrope of National Sensitivities", analysis, Spiegel, January 4, 2012.