Beatrice Weder di Mauro
Beatrice Weder di Mauro (born August 3, 1965) is a Swiss academic and businesswoman who is currently professor of economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Distinguished Fellow-in-residence at the Emerging Markets Institute of INSEAD Singapore,[1] and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Since 2018, she also serves as President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).[2]
Beatrice Weder di Mauro

Weder di Mauro at the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda in 2012
BornAugust 3, 1965 (age 55)
NationalitySwiss, Italian
InstitutionGraduate Institute of International and Development Studies
FieldEconomic policy, International Macroeconomics
Alma materUniversity of Basel
Information at IDEAS / RePEc
From June 2004 to 2012, she was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts.[3] She was the first woman and the first non-German in the council whose responsibility is to advise the German government on economic issues.[4] She has advised both the former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and the current Chancellor Angela Merkel.[5] She also serves on the board of several major corporations, including UBS, Bombardier Inc. and Robert Bosch GmbH.[1] Her research interests are in international macroeconomics, in particular financial crisis, global capital flows, financial regulation, sovereign debt, development and growth. She has published widely in leading academic journals and writes regular op-eds and contributions to the public policy debate.[6][7]
Life and education
Weder di Mauro spent her childhood with her family in Guatemala before returning to Switzerland at the age of sixteen. From 1971 to 1980, she studied in a German school in Guatemala and in 1984 she obtained the high school diploma in Basel.[8] The different standards of living of Switzerland and Guatemala sparked her interest in economics.[9] She later enrolled at the University of Basel, where she studied economics and received a Doctorate in Economics in 1993 and Habilitation in economics in 1999.[10][11]
Professional history
Weder di Mauro joined the International Monetary Fund as an economist in 1994 and the World Bank in Washington DC to work on the team of the World Development Report in 1996.[10] From 1997 to 1998 she was Research Fellow-in-residence at United Nations University in Tokyo and from 1998 to 2001 associate professor of economics at the University of Basel.[10] In 2001 she became Professor of Economics, Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.[10] She has also been in a visiting position at Harvard University, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the United Nations University in Tokyo.[12]
From 2002 to 2004, she was a member of the Swiss Federal Commission on Economy in Bern,[10] and from August 2004 to 2012, she served on Germany's Council of Economic Experts.[10] Weder di Mauro has been a fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) since 2003 and a senior fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) in Singapore since 2016.[1][10]
Weder di Mauro served as consultant for various international organizations, including the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, the IMF, the United Nations University, the European Central Bank the OECD Development Centre and the European Commission. In 2016 she participated in the Bilderberg conference in Dresden, Germany. She was a resident scholar and a member of the European Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. (2010 to 2012)[10] She chaired the Global Agenda Council on Sovereign Debt the World Economic Forum.[10] and was a member if the Expert Group on Debt Redemption Fund and Eurobills of the European Commission from 2013 to 2014.
In 2020, Weder di Mauro was appointed by the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe to serve as a member of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, chaired by Mario Monti.[13]
Weder di Mauro's ongoing work involves a multitude of topics such as international competitiveness and offshoring, global financial architecture, and financial institution reform.[12] Primarily, she tends to focus on these topics in the region of the "euro zone".[12]
Other activities
Corporate boards
Non-profit organizations
Selected publications
  1. ^ a b c "CV & Publications Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  2. ^ https://cepr.org/content/president
  3. ^ "Former council members". Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  4. ^ "rise of the undaunted empiricist" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  5. ^ Bosley, Catherine (14 November 2013). "Bloomberg on di Mauro". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Beatrice Weder Di Mauro VOX" (web). Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  7. ^ "The woman everybody wants" (journal article). Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  8. ^ "Beatrice Weder di Mauro - Munzinger Biographie". munzinger.de. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  9. ^ "Woman Economist With German Wise Men Wins Roubini Bet". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Beatrice Weder di Mauro Ph.D., B.E." BloombergBusiness. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  11. ^ "Beatrice Weder di Mauro - Professor of International Macroeconomics". www.bombardier.com. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Beatrice Weder di Mauro". Centre for International Governance Innovation. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  13. ^ Announcing the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development: Rethinking Policy Priorities in the light of Pandemics World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, press release of August 11, 2020.
  14. ^ a b "UBS Board of Directors". UBS.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  15. ^ Caroline Copley (February 3, 2012), UBS names two women for board Reuters.
  16. ^ International Advisory Council Bocconi University.
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