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Mathias Dewatripont

Mathias Dewatripont

Executive Director, National Bank of Belgium

Mathias Dewatripont was appointed Executive Director at the National Bank of Belgium in May 2011, and has been responsible for prudential policy and financial stability. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB and of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, whose Research Task Force he co-chairs.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, 1986. Since 1990, he has been Professor of Economics at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He was part-time Visiting Professor at MIT and Research Director of CEPR between 1998 and 2011. Laureate of the 2003 Yrjo Jahnsson Prize for Economics, he was elected President of the European Economic Association for the Year 2005. He was also outside Director of CGER-Bank (1992-99).

He has widely published in the areas of contract theory, organization economics and banking and finance, including The Prudential Regulation of Banks (with J. Tirole, MIT Press 1994), Bailing out the Banks: Reconciling Stability and Competition (with T. Beck, D. Coyle, X. Freixas and P. Seabright, CEPR 2010), and Balancing the Banks: Global Lessons from the Financial Crisis (with J.-C. Rochet & J. Tirole, Princeton UP 2010).

 

 

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Policy Contribution

Boosting innovation in Europe

Boosting innovation in Europe

Innovation is key to the future of Europe. This Policy Contribution, written together by Mathias Dewatripont, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; Bruno van Pottelsberghe and André Sapir, Senior Fellows at Bruegel and professors at ULB; and Reinhilde Veugelers, senior fellow at Bruegel and professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, makes suggestions based on three […]

By: André Sapir, Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Reinhilde Veugelers and Mathias Dewatripont Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 27, 2010
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Policy Contribution

The role of state aid control in improving bank resolution in Europe

The role of state aid control in improving bank resolution in Europe

The financial crisis exposed Europe’s inadequacy in developing an effective banking resolution framework that could bring together national authorities and set guidelines for their coordination. The European Commission, through its assessment of state aid cases, managed to avoid single market distortions and mitigate moral hazard. This Policy Contribution explains why in the long-term Europe needs […]

By: Mathias Dewatripont, Gregory Nguyen, Peter Praet and André Sapir Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: May 16, 2010
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Blueprint

Higher aspirations: an agenda for reforming European universities

Higher aspirations: an agenda for reforming European universities

Since the introduction of the Shanghai ranking of the world‘s universities it has been clear that European universities are underperforming. This blueprint discusses the potential explanations and points at different reform priorities for higher education in Europe.

By: Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Caroline Hoxby, Andreu Mas-Colell and André Sapir Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 2, 2008
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Policy Brief

Why Reform Europe's Universities?

Why Reform Europe's Universities?

Based on a survey of European universities, this policy brief states that despite the good performance of some countries, Europe as a whole trails the US by a wide margin. The reason is two-fold. First, Europe invests too little in higher education. Second, European universities suffer from poor governance, insufficient autonomy and often perverse incentives. […]

By: Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Caroline Hoxby, Andreu Mas-Colell and André Sapir Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: August 31, 2007