C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth; Director, Global Business & Economics Program
TopicsEconomics, Eurozone, Fiscal and structural reform, Global Business & Economics, Global Trends, IMF and international financial institutions, Infrastructure, US and European Financial Regulation, US and International Capital Markets
RegionsChina, Europe, European Union, Latin America
LanguagesDutch, German, Spanish
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July 16, 2019Facebook has disclosed its plans to launch the ambitious new digital currency, Libra, in the first half of 2020. Operating on a version of blockchain, Libra hopes to become a widely adopted payment method, supported by Facebook's 2.4 bn users…
June 26, 2019US President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may agree to a temporary ceasefire in their ongoing trade war when they meet in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, but a full trade deal is unlikely, according to Bart…
June 14, 2019Coming up on the anniversary of the July 2018 “trade truce” between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald J. Trump, little progress has been made in trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union. This…
June 10, 2019Transatlantic Ties After the EU Elections: Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation in Trade and SanctionsOn June 10, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program’s and Future Europe Initiative hosted a roundtable discussion on the current state and the future of transatlantic ties featuring Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the…
June 07, 2019Coming up on the anniversary of the July 2018 “trade truce” between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald J. Trump, little progress has been made in trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union. This…
Bart Oosterveld is the C. Boyden Gray fellow on global finance and growth and the director of the Global Business & Economics (GBE) Program at the Atlantic Council. In this capacity, Mr. Oosterveld leads the Council's work on global trade, growth, and finance. Among many other things, the GBE program houses the EuroGrowth Initiative at the Council and leads the Council’s work in the areas of economic sanctions, finance and trade, and provides timely commentary on macro-economic and financial market developments.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in November 2017, Mr. Oosterveld worked at Moody’s Investors Service for almost two decades. In his last role as chief credit officer, Mr. Oosterveld was responsible for the credit strategy in the Americas across all asset classes. Between 2010 and 2014, Mr. Oosterveld served as the rating agency’s global head of sovereign ratings. Among other positions, he was also chair of the company’s Macroboard, global head of Sovereign Risk, as well as management representative to the board of directors.
Mr. Oosterveld graduated with degrees in the philosophy of law and the history of Spanish literature from the University of Amsterdam. He holds master’s degrees in public policy from Columbia University and in economics from Georgetown University. He speaks Dutch, Spanish, English, German and French.