Beatrice Weder di Mauro was appointed as the President of CEPR in July 2018. The Centre's President has overall responsibility for CEPR's research programmes, policy outreach, funding and all researcher appointments. She works closely with the Centre's Research Director, Policy Director, Chief Executive Officer, Programme Directors, and CEPR staff to develop new initiatives and sustain existing activities.

Beatrice Weder di Mauro has held the Chair of Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics at the University of Mainz in Germany since 2001 and currently is Distinguished Fellow at the INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute. 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. 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 OECD and the G20.

She started her academic career at the University of Basel and subsequently worked as economist in the European and the Fiscal Affairs department of the IMF. She held visiting positions at Harvard University, the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge MA, the United Nations University in Tokyo and INSEAD in Singapore. She was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and later chaired the WEF Global Agenda Councils on Fiscal Crisis. She is currently a Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) in Singapore and of the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Toronto, a trustee of the ETH Foundation in Zurich and a member of the Bellagio Group. Weder di Mauro has served as independent director on the boards of globally leading companies in development finance, pharmaceuticals, technology and insurance. Currently she is a member of the board of Bombardier, Bosch and UBS Group.

Her research addresses policy related questions in international macroeconomics. She has published widely in academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Review of Finance. Recent publications have focused on reforms of the euro area, debt sustainability, cross-border banking regulation, financial integration and the global financial architecture.