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Dirk Niepelt


Director, Study Center Gerzensee
Professor of Economics, University of Bern

Areas of expertise

  • Macroeconomics
  • International Finance
  • Public Finance

Short Biography

Dirk Niepelt is director of the Study Center Gerzensee; professor at the University of Bern; president of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics; leader of the CEPR Research and Policy Network on FinTech and Digital Currencies; research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London); CESifo (Munich) research network member; and member of the macroeconomic committee of the Verein für Socialpolitik.

Prior to joining the Study Center, he was assistant professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. He was an invited professor at the University of Lausanne; a visiting professor at the IIES; and held visiting positions at the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Before completing his doctoral education, he worked at applied research institutes in St. Gallen and Zurich (FEW, KOF).

Dirk Niepelt received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds licentiate and doctorate degrees from the University of St. Gallen. His research and teaching covers topics in macroeconomics, monetary economics, international finance, public finance, and political economics and he frequently contributes to the public debate. He is the author of the MIT Press textbook “Macroeconomic Analysis.”

Selected publications

Working Papers and Work in Progress

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