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Beatrice Weder di Mauro

Visiting Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society


Beatrice Weder di Mauro is Visiting Research Professor at INSEAD in Singapore and professor of economics holding the Chair of Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics at the University of Mainz in Germany.

She has provided high-level policy advice to European governments, the European Commission, several international organizations and various central banks. For eight years she served on the German Council of Economic Experts, the highest advisory body for economic matters reporting directly to the German chancellor. She has been a member of strategic advisory groups for the Swiss and the Austrian governments, led research projects and acted as a consultant for the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the G20.

She received her PdD from the University of Basel and subsequently worked as economist in the European and the Fiscal Affairs department of the International Monetary Fund. She held visiting scholar positions at Harvard University, the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge MA, the United Nations University in Tokyo and INSEAD in Singapore. She is a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, a senior fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) in Singapore, a senior fellow of the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Toronto and a member of the Committee on International Economic and Policy Research (CIEPR) at Brookings in Washington.

Weder di Mauro has served as nonexecutive director on the boards of globally leading companies in banking, development finance, pharmaceuticals, technology and insurance. Currently she is a member of the board of Bombardier in Montreal, of Robert Bosch in Stuttgart and of UBS Group in Zurich.

Her research addresses policy related questions in international macroeconomics. Recent publications have focused on reforms of the euro zone, debt sustainability, cross-border banking regulation, financial integration, international competitiveness, G20 and the global financial architecture. She has published extensively in leading academic journals, writes regular op-eds and contributions to the public policy debate.

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We Need to Talk About the Carbon Budget

Beatrice Weder di Mauro

With the release of the IPCC’s latest report confirming that the world is alarmingly far from achieving global climate goals, governments must set mandatory emissions targets for the private sector, establish a robust global carbon market, and distribute the global carbon budget and emissions rights fairly.

Economics & Finance

Giving Workers Equal Representation on the Board

Beatrice Weder di Mauro

Germany’s unique, consensus-based system of corporate governance demonstrates how society’s demands shape business culture.

Economics & Finance

Why China Needs “Soft” Infrastructure Investment Now

W. Lam, A. Schipke, B. Weder di Mauro

The Chinese government must move away from directing and owning resources.