Tom Krebs is a Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim and an Academic Director at the Forum New Economy. Previously, he held faculty positions at Brown University, Columbia University, and the University of Illinois. He received his MSc in physics from the University of Hamburg and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.
In his research, Tom Krebs studies the effects of economic crises and policy making on economic growth, inequality and the well-being of people. He has published in leading academic journals and is frequently discussed in the media. Tom Krebs was the first visiting professor at the German Ministry of Finance. He has been an economic consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank , and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis..