Elga Bartsch: From Blackrock to the Ministry of Economics – Economy

From the world of finance to politics


Habeck wants to make ex-Blackrock employee chief economist

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Elga Bartsch will probably soon switch from the financial world to politics.

(Photo: Maurice Weiss/Hertie School)

With Elga Bartsch, the Economics Minister would like to get an expert from the financial sector on board. Surprisingly, there is hardly any criticism of the change of sides.


Claus Hulverscheidt, Berlin, and Markus Zydra, Frankfurt

When you change sides professionally, there are sometimes questions in public. This happens above all to people who go from finance to politics. The economist Elga Bartsch will take this step. According to the plan, she should head the policy department for economic policy at Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens). The Federal Cabinet has yet to confirm the personnel.

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