Alexander Privitera

Alexander Privitera

Senior fellow

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“Only a better understanding of the intersection between politics and economics will enable us to see where European prosperity and democracy is headed."

Alexander Privitera is a Senior non resident Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University and teaches European Banking Integration at the Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi.

For many years Mr. Privitera has worked in the banking sector, first as Head Of European Affairs at Commerzbank and then as a senior advisor at the European Banking Federation, where he focused on various aspects of the evolving framework of Europe’s banking regulation, and in particular on efforts to complete the banking union.

Alexander Privitera started his career as a journalist, working for almost two decades as a foreign correspondent and anchor. He was a political correspondent in Brussels, Bonn, Berlin and Washington. Mr. Privitera writes extensively on Germany’s role in Europe and in particular on the impact of the European political economy on financial sector integration. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including  ‘The Financial Times’, ‘The Economist’ and ‘Brinknews’.

He is a frequent public speaker and panelist at conferences in Europe and the United States.


Selected Publications