Charles Wyplosz

Charles Wyplosz is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva where he is Director of the International Centre for Money and Banking Studies.

Previously, he has served as Associate Dean for Research and Development at INSEAD and Director of the PhD program in Economics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris. He also has been Director of the International Macroeconomics Program of CEPR, the leading European network of economists.

His main research areas include financial crises, European monetary integration, fiscal policy and regional monetary integration. He is the co-author of two leading textbooks (Macroeconomics and European Economic Integration) and has published several books. Previously a founding Managing Editor of the review Economic Policy, he serves on several boards of professional reviews and European research centers. He is a regular columnist in newspapers (Financial Time, Le Monde, Libération, Le Temps, Finanz und Wirtschaft, and Handelsblatt), he had a weekly spot on Radio Suisse Romande and is frequently interviewed by major media. He is a founding contributor of websites VoxEU and Telos.

Currently a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board, of the Panel of Experts of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, and of the “Bellagio Group”, Charles Wyplosz is an occasional consultant to the European Commission, the IMF, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has been a member of the “Conseil d’Analyse Economique” which reports to the Prime Minister of France, of the French Finance Minister’s “Commission des Comptes de la Nation” and has advised the Presidents of France and of the European Commission as well as the governments of the Russian Federation and of Cyprus.

Recent speaking engagements include interventions at the European Central Bank, the German Bank Association, the Asian Development Bank, and numerous banks around the world.

A French national, Charles Wyplosz holds degrees in Engineering and Statistics from Paris and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

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Grexit: The Staggering Cost Of Central Bank Dependence

Article | Jul 5, 2015

The ECB has decided to maintain its current level of emergency liquidity to Greece (ECB 2015). By refusing to extend additional emergency liquidity, the ECB has decided that Greece must leave the Eurozone. This may be a legal necessity or a political judgement call, or both. Anyway, it raises a host of unpleasant questions about the treatment of a member country and about the independence of the central bank.