Beatrice Weder di Mauro

Beatrice Weder di Mauro



Job Title

President at Centre for Economic Policy Research


Professor, INSEAD | Board Member at Bombardier, Robert Bosch


Zurich, Switzerland


German, English, Italian, Spanish, French


Her research interests are in international macroeconomics and international finance, in particular sustainable finance and impact investment, financial crises, international capital flows and sovereign debt crises. Beatrice was the first woman and the first non-German in the council whose responsibility was to advise the German government on economic issues. She has advised both the former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Chancellor Angela Merkel. She has served on the board of several major corporations, such as UBS, Roche, Tyssen-Krupp, and others.


Speaking Topics

– The role of central banks and inflation

– Financial globalization in reverse

– The global financial architecture

– The militarisation of economies

– Macroeconomic trends impacting regulation

–  Climate and Debt: who pays for climate change mitigation and adaptation & how the cost should be financed

– Reforms of the eurozone, financial integration, international competitiveness, G20

Expert Profile

The expert was appointed as the President of CEPR in July 2018. The Centre’s President has overall responsibility for CEPR’s research programmes, policy outreach, funding and all researcher appointments. She works closely with the Center’s Vice Presidents, Chief Executive Officer, Programme Directors, and CEPR staff to develop new initiatives and sustain existing activities.

She is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of Geneva and Distinguished Fellow at the INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, Singapore. Since July 2018, she has served as President of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). From 2001 to 2018, she held the Chair of International Macroeconomics at the University of Mainz, Germany, and from 2004 to 2012 she served on the German Council of Economic Experts. She was Assistant Professor at the University of Basel and Economist at the International Monetary Fund. She held visiting positions at Harvard University, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the United Nations University in Tokyo. 

She has served as consultant to governments, international organizations and central banks (European Commission, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, OECD, among others). She is an independent director on the board of Bombardier, UBS (until Jan 2021) and Bosch. She is a senior fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research (ABFER), a member of the ETH Foundation, the International Advisory Board of Bocconi and a member of the Bellagio Group.

Her research addresses policy related questions in international macroeconomics. She has published widely in leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Review of Finance. Recent publications have focused on reforms of the euro area, debt sustainability, cross-border banking regulation, financial integration and the global financial architecture.