Mathias Drehmann

Mathias Drehmann

Head of Secretariat, Markets Committee
Monetary and Economic Department, Markets Committee

Mathias Drehmann heads the secretariat for the Markets Committee, which facilitates central bank cooperation and information exchange about central bank operations and financial market functioning. Mathias has been with the BIS for more than a decade, most recently as Head of Emerging Markets. Prior to joining the BIS, he held appointments at the Bank of England and the ECB. Mathias has extensive experience in covering financial markets in advanced economies and EMEs and has a strong research record. His work focuses on financial markets, macro-financial interactions, financial cycles and financial stability more generally. It provided the basis for the countercyclical capital buffer adopted under Basel III. Mathias's 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. Mathias 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

  • Financial markets
  • Financial stability and macro-prudential issues
  • Business and financial cycles