CEPR welcomes new President

Monday, July 2, 2018

This week sees the commencement of Beatrice Weder di Mauro’s tenure as CEPR President. Following her appointment in March, she is officially in post as of 1 July.

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.

Speaking of her new role, she remarked: “Thirty-five years ago Richard Portes founded CEPR with the aim of putting European Economics on the map and over the last years Richard Baldwin provided outstanding leadership. I am sure you will follow me in thanking the two Richards for their service to the European economic community.

“It is a great honour and responsibility to be taking the helm of this prestigious institution and I am looking forward to what lies ahead.”

Weder di Mauro succeeds Richard Baldwin, who has led CEPR’s activities since 2014, initially as Director and ultimately, from 2016, as President. Richard Baldwin commented: “We are lucky to get a new President who is as capable as Beatrice. I’m looking forward to her leadership and plan to help as and when I can!”

Baldwin will continue his role as Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU.org.