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 54)
NationalitySwiss, Italian
InstitutionGraduate Institute of International and Development Studies
FieldEconomic policy, International Macroeconomics
Alma materUniversity of Basel
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

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.

From June 2004 to 2012, she was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts.[2] She was the first woman and the first non-German in the council whose responsibility is to advise the German government on economic issues.[3] She has advised both the former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and the current Chancellor Angela Merkel.[4] 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.[5][6]

Life and Education[edit]

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.[7] The different standards of living of Switzerland and Guatemala sparked her interest in economics.[8] 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.[9][10]

Professional history[edit]

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.[9] 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.[9] In 2001 she became Professor of Economics, Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.[9]

From 2002 to 2004, she was a member of the Swiss Federal Commission on Economy in Bern,[9] and from August 2004 to 2012, she served on Germany's Council of Economic Experts.[9] Weder di Mauro has been a fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) since 2003 and a senior fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) in Singapore since 2016.[1][9]

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.

Mandates and affiliations[edit]

Previous mandates[edit]

Weder di Mauro served on the supervisory boards of Ergo Versicherungsgruppe AG (2005-2010), Roche Holding AG (2005-2010).[9] ThyssenKrupp AG, (2010-2013) and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft GmbH, (2011-2013). She was a member of the Advisory Group at Fraport AG and as Advisory Group of Deloitte Germany.[9] 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)[9] She chaired the Global Agenda Council on Sovereign Debt the World Economic Forum.[9] and was a member if the Expert Group on Debt Redemption Fund and Eurobills of the European Commission from 2013 to 2014.

Current mandates[edit]

Weder di Mauro was elected to the Board of Directors of UBS AG. in 2012 and after the restructuring in 2014, she became a member of the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG.[9] She has been member of the Audit Committee since 2012, a member of the Risk Committee from 2013 to 2017 and became a member of the Corporate Culture and Responsibility Committee in 2017.[11] Since March 2013, she has been on the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH.[9] and since May 2016 on the supervisory board of Bombardier Inc. .[11] She currently is Deputy Chairman of the University Council of the University of Mainz,[9] a member of the ETH Zurich Foundation Board of Trustees and a member of the Bellagio Group since 2014.

Selected publications[edit]

  • ———; Alesina, Alberto (2002), "Do Corrupt Governments Receive Less Foreign Aid?" (PDF), 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
  • Five essays on economic causes of corruption. WWZ-Forum, Basel 2002.
  • Institutional reform in transition economics. International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, 2001.
  • Model, myth or miracle. United Nations University Press, Tokio 1999, ISBN 92-808-1030-8.
  • Wirtschaft zwischen Anarchie und Rechtsstaat. Rüegger, Chur 1993, ISBN 3-7253-0469-6.


  1. ^ a b c "CV & Publications Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  2. ^ "Former council members". Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  3. ^ "rise of the undaunted empiricist" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  4. ^ Bosley, Catherine (14 November 2013). "Bloomberg on di Mauro". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Beatrice Weder Di Mauro VOX" (web). Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  6. ^ "The woman everybody wants" (journal article). Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  7. ^ "Beatrice Weder di Mauro - Munzinger Biographie". Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Woman Economist With German Wise Men Wins Roubini Bet". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Beatrice Weder di Mauro - Professor of International Macroeconomics". Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  11. ^ a b "UBS Board of Directors". Retrieved 11 June 2017.

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