CEPR appoints its next President

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Board of Trustees of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro as the next President of CEPR. She will take over from the current President, Professor Richard Baldwin, on 1 July 2018.

Beatrice Weder di Mauro is Professor of Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, and Distinguished Fellow-in-Residence at the Emerging Markets Institute of INSEAD Singapore.

From June 2004 to 2012 she was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts, and advised former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and the current Chancellor Angela Merkel. She has previously worked for the IMF and World Bank in Washington DC, as a Research Fellow-in-residence at United Nations University in Tokyo, and as an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Basel.

Sir Charles Bean, Chair of CEPR’s Trustees, said “Professor Weder di Mauro has had a distinguished career straddling academia, the official and the private sectors. So she is well placed to provide future leadership to CEPR and ensure that its network of researchers continue to contribute to tackling the economic challenges facing policymakers around the world.”

On her appointment, Professor Weder di Mauro said "I am excited about taking on the Presidency of CEPR. The European and global economies face many challenges and I believe that high quality academic research from CEPR can help policy makers choose the right solutions.”

The press release announcing her appointment can be found here.