Philipp Liesenhoff

German Council on Foreign Relations

Philipp Liesenhoff is an Associate Fellow with the Globalization and World Economy Program of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin, where he works on Germany’s economic and foreign policy, Eurozone integration, and transatlantic economic relations. An economist by training, he worked as a research assistant at the German Marshall Fund between 2014 and 2017 and has previous work experience at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federation of German Industries, and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). He is an AGI/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room.

He holds a master’s degree in International Economics from the University of Bayreuth and received his bachelor’s degree in Governance and Public Policy from the University of Passau. He is completing his PhD in economics and was a visiting scholar at the School of Advanced International Affairs (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, in 2016/17.

He is a 2018-2019 participant in AGI’s project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” sponsored by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).

Recent Content


Bavaria First: How a provincial party is tearing Germany and Europe apart

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The Risks of American Protectionism for Europe

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Philipp Liesenhoff, AGSR Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Philipp Liesenhoff as an AGI/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, until June 2018. In Germany, Philipp Liesenhoff works at the German …