Stefan Gebauer is a Ph.D. candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin and the DIW Graduate Center and a research associate at the Department for Forecasting and Economic Policy at DIW Berlin. In the economic forecasting exercise, he evaluates the economic development in the euro area and in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, he supports the development of the department's model infrastructure, in particular with respect to macroeconomic dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models.
Before joining DIW Berlin, he studied economics in Tübingen, Boston, and Frankfurt am Main. He furthermore gained research-related work experience during his stays at DIW Berlin, KfW Banking Group, Deutsche Bundesbank and at the European Central Bank. In his dissertation, he focuses on financial stability issues, particularly on macroprudential policies and the role of the shadow banking sector for banking regulation, the optimal design of banking and fiscal unions, and the the effects of excessive leverage on investment activity.