Monika Kerekes is an expert and deputy head of the division “International Economic and Monetary Issues” in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. In this capacity, she works together with international organizations such as the OECD focusing on macroeconomic questions. In addition, she monitors macroeconomic developments in specific countries, among others in the United States. Previously, she worked as an expert and deputy head of division in the unit “Money, Credit and Banking.” Before joining the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Monika Kerekes worked as economist at the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA), as a research associate at the Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin) and as a visiting researcher at the Hungarian Central Bank (MNB). She obtained her diploma in economics at the University of Mannheim and spent a year at the University of Melbourne receiving grants from the DAAD.  She conducted research on economic growth and holds a doctorate degree in Economics.