Mathias Dewatripont

Professor at ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR Research Director

Mathias Dewatripont holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, 1986. He has been a Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) since 1990 (part-time between 2011 and 2017, where he was Executive Director of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB), and its Vice-Governor between June 2014 and March 2015). Between  1991 and 2001, he co-directed ECARES, which is now part of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management of ULB. Between 1998 and 2011, he was Research Director of CEPR as well as part-time Visiting Professor at MIT. Between 2005 and 2012, he was a founding Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council. As Executive Director of NBB, he served as Member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank. Currently, he co-directs ULB’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare (I3h). 

His general research area is the theory of contracts, incentives and regulation, with applications to banking and innovation. He published numerous articles in international academic journals, as well as books like The Prudential Regulation of Banks (with J. Tirole, MIT Press, 1994), Contract Theory (with P. Bolton, MIT Press, 2005), and Balancing the Banks: Global Lessons from the Financial Crisis (with J.-C. Rochet and J. Tirole, Princeton University Press, 2010). He is laureate of the 1998 Francqui Prize and of the 2003 Jahnsson Medal. In 2005, he was President of European Economic Association. He is Member of the Académie Royale de Belgique and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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