Advisory Board

Coinciding with its twenty anniversary, the OBCE has decided to create a new body to help strengthen further the prize: the German Bernacer Prize Advisory Board. It will be formally announced at the solemn award ceremony of this year’s edition, which will take place in the second half of November 2021. It will become fully operational as from the 2022 prize cycle.

Mission

The mission of the new committee will be to strengthen the German Bernacer Prize mainly in three areas:

  • Appointment of members of the German Bernacer Prize Selection Committee among internationally recognized academic economists.
  • Strengthening the nomination process by promoting nominations among the international academic community, including universities, research departments of central banks and international economic organizations, and other research centers in EU countries and elsewhere. Each year, the Advisory Board will submit to the Selection Committee the list of nominees.
  • Make proposals on possible changes in the rules of the prize.

Membership

The members of the advisory committee will be chosen from the academic community, central banks, international economic organizations and the financial system. They will undertake to join the advisory board for a period of two years (two cycles of the prize), with the possibility of renewal. The size of the group can be extended as appropriate, to include representatives from different EU countries and from outside the Union.

The group will meet (virtually) at least twice a year: one meeting at the start of every cycle of the prize to decide on possible changes in the Section Committee and the rules of the prize; and a second one to decide on the list of nominees that will be submitted to the Selection Committee.

Current members of the advisor board

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Alessandra Fogli

Assistant Director, Inequality Research and Monetary Advisor at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Alessandra Fogli is a monetary advisor and assistant director in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Fogli earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Università Bocconi in Milan and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Minneapolis Fed, Fogli was an assistant professor at New York University and the University of Minnesota, a visiting professor at EIEF, and an associate professor at Università Bocconi in Milan. Fogli is also a faculty research fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Her research explores how an individual’s social context, including family, neighborhood, and school, as well as society at large, affects economic behavior and in turn aggregate economic outcomes. Fogli’s research has been published in Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, and NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics.

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Ángel de la Fuente

Executive director of FEDEA

Angel de la Fuente has a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently executive director of FEDEA (one of the leading Spanish think tanks applied economics), and senior researcher (on leave) of the Institute for Economic Análisis of Spain’s Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). He is a member of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and Research Fellow of CESIfo and has been executive editor of Revista de Economía Aplicada.

Professor de la Fuente’s research has focused on the theoretical and empirical analysis of the determinants of economic growth, with special attention to human capital and infrastructure investment, and on regional economics and public finances. He has written over eighty articles on these topics that have been published in prestigious Spanish and international journals as well as numerous contributions to collective volumes. He has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the OECD, the European Commission and several Spanish administrations. form of local and regional financing.

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Javier Gardeazabal

Professor of economics at the University of the Basque Country

Javier Gardeazabal is Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from the University of the Basque Country. He has taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Finance, Economic Growth, Monetary Economics, Financial Economics, International Trade, Asset Pricing, Statistics, Mathematics, Time Series and Causal Inference.

His research has been published in  the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Applied Econometrics,  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Political Analysis, Journal  of Mathematical Psychology, Journal of International Money and Finance, European Economic Review, Journal of Population Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Review, International Economic Review and Journal of Finance.

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Caterina Mendicino

Senior Lead Economist in the Monetary Policy Research Division (DG-Research) of the European Central Bank

Caterina Mendicino is a Senior Lead Economist in the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank. She is interested in quantitative and empirical research in monetary and financial economics, with a particular focus on the real and financial stability effects of central bank policies and the interaction between monetary and macroprudential policies.

Caterina holds a Ph.D from the Stockholm School of Economics and prior to joining the ECB worked for the Bank of Portugal and the Bank of Canada. Additional information can be found on her webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/caterinamendicino/Home

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Benoit Mojon

Head of Economic Analysis, Bank for International Settlements

Benoit Mojon was appointed Head of Economic Analysis on 1 September 2018. Before joining the BIS, he worked at the Bank of France. He was Head of the Monetary Policy Division from 2008 until 2011. He then became Director of Monetary and Financial Studies and a member of the Eurosystem Monetary Policy Committee. Previously, he held research positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (2007-08) and the European Central Bank (1998-2006). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris Nanterre. He taught at the University of Aix-Marseille (2004-06) and Sciences-Po (2008-10) and was an adjunct professor at Ecole Polytechnique (2011-18) and INSEAD (2018).

Fields of interest: Monetary policy; Macroeconomic; Financial stability; Macro-prudential issues

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Gilles Mourre

Head, Fiscal Policy and Surveillance Unit, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Gilles Mourre is the Deputy to the Director “Macroeconomic Policy” and the Head of Unit “Fiscal Policy and Surveillance” in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) of the European Commission (as of 2015). Beforehand, he was heading the Tax Policy and Revenue Management Unit in ECFIN (starting in 2011). During his 25-year career as a civil servant and economist, he covered various issues, including fiscal policy, taxation, labour market, inflation, economic growth, and population ageing.

He worked at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt and at the French Treasury. He is a graduate from the French School of Economics and Statistics (ENSAE), Sciences Po-Paris and the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and holds a PhD in Economics and Management from the Free University of Brussels (ULB), to which he is affiliated.  His main areas of research are labour market economics and public finance, on which he published a number of working papers and academic articles.

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Alessandra Fogli

Assistant Director, Inequality Research and Monetary Advisor at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Alessandra Fogli is a monetary advisor and assistant director in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Fogli earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Università Bocconi in Milan and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Minneapolis Fed, Fogli was an assistant professor at New York University and the University of Minnesota, a visiting professor at EIEF, and an associate professor at Università Bocconi in Milan. Fogli is also a faculty research fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Her research explores how an individual’s social context, including family, neighborhood, and school, as well as society at large, affects economic behavior and in turn aggregate economic outcomes. Fogli’s research has been published in Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, and NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics.

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Ángel de la Fuente

Executive director of FEDEA

Angel de la Fuente has a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently executive director of FEDEA (one of the leading Spanish think tanks applied economics), and senior researcher (on leave) of the Institute for Economic Análisis of Spain’s Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). He is a member of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and Research Fellow of CESIfo and has been executive editor of Revista de Economía Aplicada.

Professor de la Fuente’s research has focused on the theoretical and empirical analysis of the determinants of economic growth, with special attention to human capital and infrastructure investment, and on regional economics and public finances. He has written over eighty articles on these topics that have been published in prestigious Spanish and international journals as well as numerous contributions to collective volumes. He has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the OECD, the European Commission and several Spanish administrations. form of local and regional financing.

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Javier Gardeazabal

Professor of economics at the University of the Basque Country

Javier Gardeazabal is Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from the University of the Basque Country. He has taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Finance, Economic Growth, Monetary Economics, Financial Economics, International Trade, Asset Pricing, Statistics, Mathematics, Time Series and Causal Inference.

His research has been published in  the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Applied Econometrics,  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Political Analysis, Journal  of Mathematical Psychology, Journal of International Money and Finance, European Economic Review, Journal of Population Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Review, International Economic Review and Journal of Finance.

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Caterina Mendicino

Senior Lead Economist in the Monetary Policy Research Division (DG-Research) of the European Central Bank

Caterina Mendicino is a Senior Lead Economist in the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank. She is interested in quantitative and empirical research in monetary and financial economics, with a particular focus on the real and financial stability effects of central bank policies and the interaction between monetary and macroprudential policies.

Caterina holds a Ph.D from the Stockholm School of Economics and prior to joining the ECB worked for the Bank of Portugal and the Bank of Canada. Additional information can be found on her webpage:
https://sites.google.com/site/caterinamendicino/Home

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Benoit Mojon

Head of Economic Analysis, Bank for International Settlements

Benoit Mojon was appointed Head of Economic Analysis on 1 September 2018. Before joining the BIS, he worked at the Bank of France. He was Head of the Monetary Policy Division from 2008 until 2011. He then became Director of Monetary and Financial Studies and a member of the Eurosystem Monetary Policy Committee. Previously, he held research positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (2007-08) and the European Central Bank (1998-2006). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris Nanterre. He taught at the University of Aix-Marseille (2004-06) and Sciences-Po (2008-10) and was an adjunct professor at Ecole Polytechnique (2011-18) and INSEAD (2018).

Fields of interest: Monetary policy; Macroeconomic; Financial stability; Macro-prudential issues

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Gilles Mourre

Head, Fiscal Policy and Surveillance Unit, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Gilles Mourre is the Deputy to the Director “Macroeconomic Policy” and the Head of Unit “Fiscal Policy and Surveillance” in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) of the European Commission (as of 2015). Beforehand, he was heading the Tax Policy and Revenue Management Unit in ECFIN (starting in 2011). During his 25-year career as a civil servant and economist, he covered various issues, including fiscal policy, taxation, labour market, inflation, economic growth, and population ageing.

He worked at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt and at the French Treasury. He is a graduate from the French School of Economics and Statistics (ENSAE), Sciences Po-Paris and the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and holds a PhD in Economics and Management from the Free University of Brussels (ULB), to which he is affiliated.  His main areas of research are labour market economics and public finance, on which he published a number of working papers and academic articles.