Thomas Jordan (economist)

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Thomas J. Jordan (born 1963) is a Swiss economist and banking supervisor. He is the chairman of the governing board of the Swiss National Bank, chairman of the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group, a member of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements, and a member of the steering committee of the Financial Stability Board.[1][2][3]

Jordan was born on 28 January 1963, in the city of Biel/Bienne. He studied economics and business studies at the University of Bern, completing his degree in 1989 and his doctorate in 1993. He wrote a post-doctoral thesis, on the subject of European Monetary Union and predicting the sovereign debt crisis and bank failures that eventually transpired, during three years he spent as a researcher at Harvard University in the United States. He was appointed a lecturer at the University of Bern in 1998, and an honorary professor in 2003.[1][2]

Jordan joined the Swiss National Bank as an economic advisor in 1997, and progressed through various roles. He joined the governing board as an alternate member in 2004 and became a full member in 2007. He was appointed chairman on 18 April 2012, following the resignation of Philipp Hildebrand from that role.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Thomas J. Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board, Zurich". Swiss National Bank. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "New SNB chief: The Thinker from the second row". Financial Times Germany. 9 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Swiss Central Bank Taps New Chairman". New York Times. 18 April 2012.