Beatrice Weder di Mauro received her doctorate in economics from the University of Basel in 1991. Prior to joining the faculty of Johannes-Gutenberg University in 2001, she was an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the World Bank and the United Nations University in Tokyo. She serves as a consultant, inter alia for the Swiss and Austrian governments. She is a fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. Her current research focuses on the analysis of financial crises, international capital flows, bank governance and growth.