Beatrice Weder di Mauro

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Beatrice Weder di Mauro
Beatrice Weder di Mauro - World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda 2012 crop.jpg
Weder di Mauro at the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda in 2012
Born (1965-08-03) August 3, 1965 (age 50)
Nationality Swiss, Italy
Institution University of Mainz
Field Economic policy, International Macroeconomics
Alma mater University of Basel
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Beatrice Weder di Mauro (born August 3, 1965) is a Professor of Economics at the University of Mainz in Germany. From June 2004 to 2012 she was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. She was the first woman and the first non-German in the council, whose responsibility is to advise the German government on economic issues.[1] She has advised both the former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, as well as the current Chancellor Angela Merkel.[2] She also has advisory roles in several corporations, including UBS and Roche Holdings.

Life and Education[edit]

Weder di Mauro spent her childhood in Guatemala with her family, before returning to Switzerland at the age of sixteen. Her father's work in a chemical company and the different standards of living between Switzerland and Guatemala sparked her interest for economics.[3]

Weder di Mauro studied economics at the University of Basel and received a master's degree in 1989, a Doctorate in Economics in 1993, followed by a post-doctoral research fellow from the University of Basel in 1994 and a research fellow from the United Nations University, in Tokyo from 1997 to 1998.[4]

She is fluent in German, Spanish, English, French, and Italian.[3]

Weder di Mauro is married to Filippo di Mauro and has a son with him.[3]

Professional history[edit]

Weder di Mauro first joined the International Monetary Fund as an economist in 1994 and thereafter the World Bank in Washington DC for a year in 1996.[4]

From 1998 to 2001, Weder di Mauro was an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Basel, having first worked there as a scientific assistant for four years before joining the IMF.[4] She then left the University of Basel in 2001 and took up a position as a Professor of Economics, Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.[4]

From 2002 to 2004, she was a member of the Swiss Federal Commission on Economy in Bern,[4] and from August 2004 to 2012, she served on Germany's Council of Economic Experts.[4]

In 2003, Weder di Mauro was a research fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), in London.[4]

Corporate mandates and other interests[edit]

Previous mandates[edit]

From April 2005 to May 2010, she served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Ergo Versicherungsgruppe AG.[4] In 2006, di Mauro was a visiting scholar at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA.[4] After that, she served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council at the Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH from 2007 to 2012.[4] In 2010, she also started her 3-year mandate as a member of the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp AG which ended in October 2013.[4] Furthermore, in 2010, she was a resident scholar at the International Monetary Fund, in Washington DC.[4] She has previously also served as a consultant for various international organizations including the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, the IMF, the United Nations University, the OECD Development Center and the European Commission.

Current mandates[edit]

Since February 2006, she has been a Director of Roche Holding AG.[4] 2010 was one of the busiest years for Weder di Mauro, besides being assigned four other mandates, she became a member of the European Advisory Group, in USA,[4] as well as the chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Financial Crisis at the World Economic Forum in that same year.[4] A year later she joined the Supervisory Board of the Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH,[4] and in May 2012, Weder di Mauro was elected to the Board of Directors of UBS AG. Subsequently, after the restructuring in 2014, she became a member of the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG,[4] and has been holding the position of a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee ever since.[5] Since March 2013, she has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH.[4]

In addition, she serves currently as deputy chairman of the University Council of the University of Mainz, as a member of the Corporate Governance Commission of the German Government, as a member of the Senate of the Max Planck Society and member of the Global Agenda Council on Sovereign Debt of the World Economic Forum.[4] She also serves as a member of the Economic Advisory Board at Fraport AG, and as an advisory board member of Deloitte Germany.[4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • ———; Alesina, Alberto (2002), "Do Corrupt Governments Receive Less Foreign Aid?", American Economic Review 92 (4): 1126–1137, doi:10.1257/00028280260344669 
  • ———; Brunetti, Aymo (2003), "A free press is bad news for corruption", Journal of Public Economics 87 (7–8): 1801–1824, doi:10.1016/S0047-2727(01)00186-4 
  • ———; Van Rijckeghem, Caroline (2003), "Spillovers through banking centers: a panel data analysis of bank flows", Journal of International Money and Finance 22 (4): 483–509, doi:10.1016/S0261-5606(03)00017-2 
  • ———; Kugler, Peter (2004), "International Portfolio Holdings and Swiss Franc Asset Returns", Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 140 (3): 301–325 
  • ———; Liebig, Thilo; Porath, Daniel; Wedow, Michael (2007), "Basel II and bank lending to emerging markets: Evidence from the German banking sector", Journal of Banking & Finance 31 (2): 401–418, doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2006.05.017 


  1. ^ "rise of the undaunted empiricist" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  2. ^ Bosley, Catherine (14 November 2013). "Bloomberg on di Mauro". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Woman Economist With German Wise Men Wins Roubini Bet". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Beatrice Weder di Mauro Ph.D., B.E.". BloombergBusiness. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ "UBS Board of Directors". Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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