Claudia M. Buch
Vice-President, Deutsche Bundesbank
Professor Claudia M Buch is the Deputy President of the Deutsche Bundesbank. She is responsible for the Financial Stability Department, the Statistics Department and the Audit Department. Professor Buch is the accompanying person of the President of the Bundesbank on the ECB Governing Council and a member of the German Financial Stability Committee (FSC). Prior to joining the Bundesbank in May 2014, she was the President of the Institute for Economic Research (IWH) in Halle (2013-2014), Professor of Economics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (2013-2014), and Professor of Economics for “International Finance and Macroeconomics” at the University of Tübingen (2004-2013). From 2012 to 2014 she was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. She was Scientific Director at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) of Tübingen (2005-2013), and worked at the Institute for World Economics in Kiel (IfW) from 1992 until 2013. During that time she habilitated at the University of Kiel (2002) after receiving her doctorate there in 1996. Between 1985 and 1991 she studied economics at the University of Bonn, graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a Master of Business Administration degree in 1988. Her fields of specialisation are international finance and macroeconomics, international financial markets, financial integration, business cycles and employment volatility, international banking and foreign direct investment.