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Department of Economics and

Center for Regional Economic Development CRED



Aymo Brunetti

Personal Information

Contact Details

Address: Schanzeneckstrasse 1, P.O.Box, CH-3001 Bern
Office: A216 (Uni S)
Phone: 031 631 33 85

Research Interests

Economic policy, financial crisis, economic growth and development

Curriculum Vitae

Aymo Brunetti (1963) is full professor for economic policy and regional economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bern. He is also managing director of the Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED) at the University of Bern. In addition, he heads the Swiss government’s advisory board on the future of the financial centre.

He studied economics at the University of Basel where he was awarded a doctorate in 1992 and qualified for teaching as a university professor in 1996. From 1994 to 1995 he spent a year as visiting scholar at the Department of Economics at Harvard University. From 1997 to 1999 Mr Brunetti was visiting professor at the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. In this period, he also did consultancy work for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

In 1999 Mr Brunetti joined the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs where he first headed the Economic Policy Division of the Federal Office of Economic Development and Labour. In the same year he became member of the board of the newly founded State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and headed its Economic Analysis Division. From 2003 to 2012 he was head of the Economic Policy Directorate at SECO and informal chief economist of the Swiss government. In February 2012 he took up his current position at the University of Bern.

In 2012-2013 he was head of an expert group for the Swiss finance minister preparing proposals on how to deal with the challenges for the Swiss wealth management industry. In 2013-2014 he was president of the Swiss government’s high-level group of experts commissioning a report on the further development of the Swiss financial market strategy.

Aymo Brunetti is married and has two children.