Beatrice Weder di Mauro: Biography highlights

An economics expert with an amazing CV, Beatrice Weder di Mauro is a respected authority who can engross and educate her audience.

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Having spent much of her career working as a professor, Beatrice is accustomed to educating and inspiring others. She is extremely knowledgeable and is regarded as an authority in the field of economics.

She has also led an illustrious and successful career in economics. Her many roles have included working as a visiting professor at several top universities, at the International Monetary Fund and as an advisor to the Austrian Finance Minister.

Awards, accolades, achievements, honours

  • UBS AG, Switzerland, Member of the Board, since 2012
  • ThyssenKrupp AG, Member of the Supervisory Board, since 2010
  • Roche, Member of the Board
  • ERGO Insurance Group, Dsseldorf
  • Member of the Supervisory Board, since 2005
  • Center For Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London – Research Fellow, since 2003
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Group: The Macroeconomics of Global Interdependence (MGI), since 2005
  • Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt
  • Institute for Economic Research (HWWA), Hamburg

Background / History

Beatrice was born on August 3rd 1965 in Basel, Switzerland. She attended German School in Guatemala between 1971 and 1980, before moving to Munchenstein, where she received her school leaving certificate. She went on to study at the University of Basel, gaining a masters degree in economics. Following the completion of her degree, she went on to work at the university as a teaching and research assistant before studying for her doctorate, which she completed in 1993. Once a Ph.D.she carried out research at the University of Basel.


In 1994, Beatrice went to work in Washington DC as an economist for the International Monetary Fund. She remained there for two years before moving to the World Bank for a year, again as an economist.

Weder di Mauro returned to working at universities in 1997, when she moved to Tokyo for a research job with the United Nations University. She held many positions within universities and organisations in the years that followed, including working as an assistant professor for the University of Basel, a visiting professor at Harvard University and at the International Monetary Fund.

After completing her professorial thesis at the University of Basel in the year 2000, Beatrice went on to work at the University again, but this time as an Associate Professor of National Economics.

In 2002, she became a member of the Swiss board of Economic Advisors, a position she remained in for two years. She became a co- editor of Applied Economics Quarterly in 2003 and worked with the publication until 2005.

She has since worked as a Professor of Economics at the University of Mainz in Germany and acted as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board of New York. Her other positions include working as a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, a member of the German Council of Economic Experts and as an advisor to the Austrian Finance Minister.

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