Ivo Maes is a Non-resident fellow at Bruegel and a Professor and Robert Triffin Chair at KU Leuven. He has been a visiting professor at Duke University (USA), the Université de Paris-Sorbonne and the Università Roma Tre. He retired as a Senior Advisor at the Economics and Research Department of the National Bank of Belgium in 2021. From May 2015 to June 2018, Ivo served as the President of the Council of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought. In 2003, he was a member of the Committee for Institutional Reform of the West African Monetary Union.
He has published extensively on European monetary integration and the history of central banking. His latest book is Robert Triffin : A Life (with Ilaria Pasotti, Oxford University Press, 2021, Best Book Award of the Italian and the European societies for the History of Economic Thought). He has a Ph.D. in Economics from KU Leuven and a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.