Harm Bandholz


Personal Information

University of Applied Sciences Kiel
Institute of Economics
Sokratesplatz 2
24149 Kiel

+49 431 210 3522

Date of birth:     August 5, 1975, in Hamburg
Citizenship:       German
Resident status: US Green Card (from 2013-2020)
Family status:    Married, three children



October 2009, CFA Charter, CFA Institute, Charlottesville, VA

May 2004, Ph.D. in Economics (Dr.rer.pol.), Hamburg University

August 2000, M.A. in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt), Hamburg University



2002, Lecture Premium, Swiss National Bank


Professional Interest

Analysis of the global macroeconomic developments, monetary and fiscal politics, and financial markets; econometric time-series models (principal components, trend-cycle models, non-linear models); empirical analysis of business cycles; indicator-based forecasts.


Work Experience

Since August 2019: Economics Professor, University of Applied Sciences, Kiel

April 2010 – July 2019 Chief US Economist and Managing Director, UniCredit Group, New York

April 2007 – March 2010 US Economist, UniCredit Corporate and Investment Banking, New York

May 2005 – March 2007 Economist, UniCredit Markets and Investment Banking (formerly HypoVereinsbank), Munich

July 2004 – April 2005 Research Assistant, Ifo Institute (Department of Business Cycle Analyses & Financial Markets), Munich

December 2000 – June 2004 Research Assistant, Hamburg University (Department of Economics, Institute for Quantitative Macroeconomics)



January 2002 – July 2002 Consultant, Berenberg Bank (An Empirical Analysis of the Market for Semiconductors), Hamburg

February 1998 – July 2000 Intern, Lufthansa Technik AG (Business Development of the Engine Parts Repair), Hamburg

April 1997 – June 2004 Teaching Assistant, Hamburg University (Department of Economics)

February 1997 – February 1997 Intern, Federal Statistical Office of Hamburg



American Council on Germany, 2009-2020

The Economic Club of New York, 2010-2019

The Forecasters Club of New York, 2010-2019

New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), 2009-2020

CFA Institute, since 2009



Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis (OECD)