Mathias Drehmann

Mathias Drehmann

Head of Emerging Markets
Monetary and Economic Department, Emerging Markets

Mathias Drehmann is the head of the Emerging Markets section of the Monetary and Economic Department. Since joining the BIS in 2008, he has mainly worked on macro-financial interactions, financial stability questions and macroprudential regulation, where his research provided the basis for the countercyclical capital buffer adopted under Basel III. Mathias' work is cited widely and has been published in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Financial Intermediation or the Journal of Banking and Finance. He has also participated in, or was a secretary of, numerous international working groups of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Committee on the Global Financial System and the Financial Stability Board. Prior to coming to Basel, Mathias was a research manager at the Bank of England and a Senior Expert at the European Central Bank. He received a PhD from the University of Bonn and the London School of Economics, as part of the European Doctoral Program for Quantitative Economics.

Fields of interest

  • International economics
  • Financial stability and macro-prudential issues
  • Business cycle and growth