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).