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Rolf Strauch is Management Board Member responsible for Economics, Policy Strategy and Banking for the European Stability Mechanism and the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), which he joint in July 2010. He is responsible for economic and financial analysis and monitoring of the ESM and EFSF, strategic orientation and economic and financial policies. He represents the ESM and EFSF in European fora, negotiates with Member States and is responsible for relations with credit rating agencies.
Prior to this, Mr Strauch worked at the European Central Bank from 2000-2010 in the Directorate General Economics on fiscal, monetary and structural policies. He was also previously an Economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank and a Researcher at the University of Mannheim and University of Bonn.
Mr Strauch holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bonn. He is a fellow of the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) in Bonn and he also written numerous articles and economic publications.