Since October 2013 Jens Bastian established himself as an independent economic consultant and financial sector analyst.

His main areas of expertise concern China’s expanding investment and bank lending footprint in Europe.

As an EBRD consultant he authored in July 2017 a report on China’s growing infrastructure engagement in Southeast Europe:

From September 2011 to September 2013 Dr. Jens Bastian was appointed by the European Commission as a member of the Task Force for Greece in Athens, Greece.

His previous professional experience includes working as Lead Economist / Institution Building for the European Agency for Reconstruction, Thessaloniki, Greece, at Alpha Bank in Athens, Greece, as well as various academic positions held at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, U.K., Nuffield College, Oxford and the London School of Economics, London, U.K.

Jens Bastian has been a Senior Research Associate with ELIAMEP (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy) in Athens, Greece since 2009.

Jens Bastian received his Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy in April 1993.


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