Christian Ketels is Chief Economist of The Boston Consulting Group and leads the Center for Macroeconomics at the BCG Henderson Institute, BCG's think tank. Christian is also President of the TCI Network, a global network of public and private organization active in cluster-based economic development.
His research themes include the impact of structural changes in the global economy on business, the role of location for business success, the future nature of public-private collaboration, and growth strategies for locations.
Christian has been a member of the Harvard Business School for 17 years, where he led the research team at Michael Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. He was a Visiting Professor at the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, and had further affiliations with BI Norwegian School of Management, EBS Business School in Germany, and the Stockholm School of Economics. He has been an advisor to national governments and international organizations including the World Bank, the European Commission, and the Nordic Investment Bank, and has been a visiting researcher at the IMF.
Christian holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and further degrees from the Kiel Institute for World Economics and Cologne University. He was awarded an Honorary PhD in Economics and Business Administration by Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.