Elga Bartsch

Elga Bartsch HeadshotDr. Elga Bartsch is the Managing Director at BlackRock and the Head of Macro Research at the BlackRock Investment Institute

Dr. Bartsch heads up economic and markets research at the Blackrock Investment Institute (BII), which provides connectivity between BlackRock's portfolio managers, originates economic and market research and publishes actionable investment insights.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Dr. Bartsch was Global Co-Head of Economics and Chief European Economist at Morgan Stanley in London. She began her career as a research associate at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, a large German economic think-tank, where she worked for the President's office and managed the Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research, a post-graduate program in international macroeconomics.

Dr. Bartsch has more than 20 years of macro research experience and is a member of the ECB Shadow Council and a trustee of the IFO Institute for economic research. She also served on and chaired the Economic and Monetary Policy Committee of the German Banking Association. After studying at the University of Hannover and the London School of Economics, she graduated with a Master's degree from Kiel University, where she also subsequently completed a PhD.