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Department of Economics



Aymo Brunetti

Personal Information

Contact Details

Address: Schanzeneckstrasse 1, P.O.Box, CH-3001 Bern
Office: A216 (Uni S)
Phone: +41 31 684 33 85

Research Interests

Economic policy, development economics, financial stability

Curriculum Vitae

Aymo Brunetti is full professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Bern. He is also managing director of the department.

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, the OECD and the International Finance Corporation.

In 1999 Mr Brunetti joined the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs where he soon 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. In February 2012 he took up his current position at the University of Bern where from 2012 to 2019 he also acted as manging director of the Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED).

He still is active in economic policy advice, especially in financial market policy: 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. From 2015 to 2019, he headed the future of the financial centre advisory board appointed by the Swiss government.

Aymo Brunetti is married and has two children.

Detailed CV