Gabriel Glöckler has been with the European Central Bank since 1999 and is currently Deputy Head of the EU Institutions Division within the Bank’s Directorate General International and European Relations. As such, he is in charge of the ECB’s interaction with “Brussels” and actively involved in the ongoing European discussions on the sovereign debt crisis, the further evolution of economic governance and the crisis resolution efforts. Previously, he served five years as Counsellor/Chief of Staff to the ECB’s Vice-President Lucas Papademos and before that as (Senior) Economist. Prior to joining the Bank, he was teaching at the College of Europe. Gabriel, who grew up in Leipzig (East Germany), studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University and holds a Master’s degree from the College of Europe in Bruges. He regularly delivers guest lectures in a variety of academic and public settings and also forms part in the ECB’s outreach to the financial sector in across Europe and beyond. His areas of expertise cover European monetary, economic and political integration; economic governance and reform of the governance framework; crisis management and the European financial stability and supervision framework.