Beatrice Weder di Mauro
Weder di Mauro at the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda in 2012
August 3, 1965 |
|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. She has advised both the former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, as well as the current Chancellor Angela Merkel. She also has advisory roles in several corporations, including UBS and Roche Holdings.
Life and Education
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.
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.
She is fluent in German, Spanish, English, French, and Italian.
Weder di Mauro is married to Filippo di Mauro and has a son with him.
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. 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.
Corporate mandates and other interests
From April 2005 to May 2010, she served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Ergo Versicherungsgruppe AG. In 2006, di Mauro was a visiting scholar at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. After that, she served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council at the Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH from 2007 to 2012. In 2010, she also started her 3-year mandate as a member of the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp AG which ended in October 2013. Furthermore, in 2010, she was a resident scholar at the International Monetary Fund, in Washington DC. 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.
Since February 2006, she has been a Director of Roche Holding AG. 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, as well as the chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Financial Crisis at the World Economic Forum in that same year. A year later she joined the Supervisory Board of the Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, 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, and has been holding the position of a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee ever since. Since March 2013, she has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH.
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. She also serves as a member of the Economic Advisory Board at Fraport AG, and as an advisory board member of Deloitte Germany.
- ———; 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
- "rise of the undaunted empiricist" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-01-18.
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- "Beatrice Weder di Mauro Ph.D., B.E.". BloombergBusiness. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
- "UBS Board of Directors". https://www.ubs.com. UBS.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- Home page of the University of Mainz
- CV on the home page at the University of Mainz
- Curriculum vitae on UBS website
- Curriculum vitae on Roche website
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