Experts & Staff

Tobias Gehrke

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Geoeconomics, economic statecraft, global economy


German, English


Tobias Gehrke is a  senior policy fellow at the European Council for Foreign Relations, based in the Berlin office. He leads ECFR’s Geoeconomics Initiative. His area of focus includes economic security, European economic strategy, and great power competition in the global economy.

Before joining ECFR, Gehrke was a research fellow with the Egmont Royal Institute in Brussels from 2017 to 2022, where he covered geoeconomics. He was also a visiting fellow at the National University of Singapore, Nottingham University, and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C.

He holds a PhD in Political Science from Ghent University.

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