Swiss and Italian

Year of Birth
August 3, 1965

  • University of Basel, Department of Economics

    Lizentiat 1989, Ph.D., 1993, Habilitation 1999


Economist, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.


Economist, The World Bank, Washington D.C


Research Fellow, United Nations University, Tokyo


Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Basel, Basel


Member of German Council of Economic Experts, Wiesbaden

since 2001

Professor of Economics, University of Mainz, Mainz

since 2016

Visiting Professor at INSEAD, Singapore

  • National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge MA.

  • Federal Reserve Board of New York, New York

  • International Monetary Fund, Washington DC.

  • Harvard University, Cambridge MA.

  • Member of the board of Directors of UBS AG

  • Member of the board, Robert Bosch GmbH

  • Member of the University Council of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

  • Member of the Economic Advisory Board, Fraport

  • Member of the Advisory Board Deloitte, Germany

  • Member of the ETH Zürich Foundation

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