Jan-Egbert Sturm is Professor of Applied Macroeconomics, Director of KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, editor of the European Journal of Political Economy and member of several advisory committees in Switzerland and abroad. He was Researcher at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, until 2001, and taught as Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia, 2000 and 2005. As Head of the Department for Economic Forecasting and Financial Markets at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, he was also Professor of Economics at the University of Munich (LMU) at the Center for Economic Studies (CES), 2001-2003. He held the Chair of Monetary Economics in Open Economies at the University of Konstanz, Germany, which was coupled with the position of Director of the Thurgau Institute of Economics (TWI) in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, 2003-2005.
In his research, Jan-Egbert Sturm relies heavily on empirical methods and statistics, concentrating on monetary economics, macroeconomics as well as political economy and with a special interest in fields closely related to practical and current problems. He has published several books, contributed articles to various anthologies and internationally renowned journals.