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Dirk Niepelt is director of the Study Center Gerzensee; professor at the University of Bern; research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London); CESifo (Munich) research network member; member of the macroeconomic committee of the Verein für Socialpolitik; and serves on the board of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics. Prior to joining the Study Center, he was assistant professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. He was an invited professor at the University of Lausanne; a visiting professor at the IIES; and held visiting positions at the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Before completing his doctoral education, he worked at applied research institutes in St. Gallen and Zurich (FEW, KOF). Dirk Niepelt received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds licentiate and doctorate degrees from the University of St. Gallen. His interests in economics are broad. He publishes research in top general interest or top field journals covering macroeconomics, international economics, and public finance; he teaches; and he lectures and contributes to the public debate. Students and audiences rate him highly.



Gerzensee: Study Center Gerzensee, 3115 Gerzensee, Switzerland. Phone: +41-(0)31-7803101. Fax: +41-(0)31-7803100.

Bern: University of Bern, Department of Economics, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, 3001 Bern, Switzerland. Phone: +41-(0)31-6314507.



This website consists of two pages and a blog. The pages contain

  • information related to my textbook;
  • and this text.

The blog posts comprise entries in four categories covering

  • research;
  • contributions to the public debate;
  • teaching;
  • and notes on various topics.

The phrase “πάντα ῥεῖ” originates from Heraclitus.

© Dirk Niepelt