Yves Mersch (born 1 October 1949 in Luxembourg City) is a Luxembourgian jurist and lawyer who has served as Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg since the bank's formation in 1998. He has been a member of the European Central Bank's Executive Board, succeeding José Manuel González Paramo, since December 2012.  He has been regarded as relatively hawkish on interest rate policy.
On 19 March 2008, Mersch admonished banks for inappropriate risk management, but perhaps more unusually struck a doveish tone with regard to the future path of the European economy.
In late June, 2011, speaking while at the annual general meeting of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Mersch said, "it is chaos," when asked what would happen if Greece were to default on its debts. He was described as "a key member" of the ECB Governing Council in the report.
Mersch studied international law in Paris and is member of the Luxembourgish bar. He is married and has two children.
- ^ "Member of the ECB's Executive Board: Yves Mersch". European Central Bank. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
- ^ "Mid-Day Report: Euro Rebounds on Hawkish Mersch", ActionForex.com February 22, 2011 14:17 GMT. For example.
- ^ "The recent subprime turbulences" pdf of speech by Y. Mersch
- ^ Buell, Todd, "ECB's Mersch: 'It is chaos' if Greece defaults", MarketWatch, June 26, 2011, 11:46 a.m. EDT. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
- ^ Central Bank of Luxembourg Yves Mersch biographie Retrieved 23 October 2010. Biography in English.