Heleen Mees

Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; Assistant Professor in Economics, Tilburg University

Heleen Mees is Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Assistant Professor in Economics at Tilburg University. Before joining Tilburg University, she was Researcher at the Erasmus School of Economics. Her research interests include monetary policy, financial crises and China. Mees is Contributing Editor to Foreign Policy and a Columnist for the Financieele Dagblad. Her opinion articles have been published in international newspapers including The New York Times and The Financial Times.

Heleen Mees is the author of three books; her latest Between Greed and Desire – The World between Wall Street and Main Street was published in the Netherlands in 2009. Before, she worked at Ernst & Young’s headquarters in New York, the European Commission in Brussels and the Dutch Treasury in The Hague. Mees graduated both in economics and law. Mees is fluent in English and Dutch. In addition, she speaks Chinese (Mandarin), French and Italian. Mees lives and works in New York City.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey