Experts & Staff

Sebastian Dullien

ECFR Alumni · Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

European integration; financial market regulation


English and German


Sebastian Dullien was a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. His research focused on European integration, international macroeconomics, and financial market regulation. 

Dullien is a professor of International Economics at HTW Berlin, the University of Applied Sciences. He has worked as a consultant and expert for many different political foundations and sub-organisations of the United Nations, and he has testified in front of several committees of the German Bundestag and the European Parliament. From 2000 to 2007, Dullien worked as a journalist for Financial Times Deutschland, the German-language edition of the FT. He first worked as a leader writer and then moved to the Economics desk. From 2002 to 2007 he was responsible for the paper’s coverage of the global, European, and German business cycles as well as developments in German academic economics. Dullien writes a monthly column in the German magazine, Capital and is a regular contributor to Spiegel Online. He writes occasional op-eds for a number of other German publications. His recent book, Decent Capitalism (co-authored with Hansjörg Herr and Christian Kellermann, 2011), provides a blueprint for a better-regulated and more stable capitalism after the crisis. An earlier German version (Der gute Kapitalismus) has been widely discussed in Germany.

A mismanaged bailout is worse than a Grexit

With Greece on the brink and accusations and counter-accusations making the round, one could do worse than look to Argentina to see how a recovery could work

The Greek compromise

To applause back home, Germany succeeded in conceding little to Greece – but the result might be future chaos



Can the European Union find a stable equilibrium?

Giving up sovereignty at the national level seems the only way to retain some kind of European sovereignty,  writes Sebastian Dullien in his farewell commentary for ECFR

No right without might

Europeans still indulge in the myth of economic influence without military strength. But their soft power approach will fail without hard weapons

Trump’s poisoned TTIP chalice

The prospect of reopening trade talks with the US puts the European Union in an invidious position

Britain Steps Into a Deglobalising World

The trend for integration of global markets has softened and might soon even revert, which will force nation-states to rethink their trade strategies


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