Stijn Claessens

Stijn Claessens is an Executive Fellow at the Yale School of Management. Until September 2023, he was the Deputy Head of the Monetary and Economic Department of the Bank for International Settlements, where he led policy-based analyses of financial sector issues and oversaw central bank committee secretariats. He also represented the BIS externally in senior groups, including the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the G20. Between 1987 and 2006, he worked at the World Bank in various positions. From 2007 to 2014, he was Assistant Director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. From 2015 to early 2017, he was Senior Adviser in the Division of International Finance of the Federal Reserve Board. He holds a PhD in business economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He taught in 1987 at the New York University business school and from 2001 to 2004 at the University of Amsterdam.