Federal Reserve Board and CEPR
Stijn Claessens is Senior Adviser in the Division of International Finance of the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Claessens, a Dutch national, holds a Ph.D. in business economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and M.A. from Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He started his career teaching at the New York University business school and also taught at the University of Amsterdam. He has worked for sixteen years at the World Bank in various positions, ending as Senior Adviser in the Financial and Private Sector Vice-Presidency. From 2007-2014, he was Assistant Director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. His policy and research interests are in finance, including corporate governance, risk management, globalization, and business and financial cycles. Over his career, Mr. Claessens has provided policy advice to many countries. His research has been published in many prestigious journals and he has written and edited several books. He is an associate editor at the IMF Economic Review and other journals, and a CEPR fellow.