Sebastian Weber is Economist at the Reserch Department of the International Monetary Fund. He holds a PhD and a Masters in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and has formerly studied Politics and Economics at the University of Cape Town and the University of Hamburg, where he obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics. His research interests include monetary policy, international macro and finance, development, and labor economics. Sebastian has been a consultant for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Bank. He also worked as an intern at Deutsche Bank Research and the European Central Bank.
Fluent In: French, German, Italian.
Ph.D., Economics, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, 2006-2010
M.Sc., Economics Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, 2004-2006
B.A. (Honours), Economics, Hamburger Universität für Wirtschaft und Politik and University of Cape Town, 2001-2004
International Monetary Fund, African Department: Economist Program, 2012-2013
University of Navarra, Economics Department, Visiting Lecturer, 2013
International Monetary Fund, European Department: Economist Program, 2010-2012
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Consultant, 2009
World Bank, Consultant, 2009
European Central Bank, Intern, 2008
Deutsche Bank, Research, Intern, 2004
International Monetary Fund, Research Department: Economist
Country work or Mission Assignment:
Angola, Belgium, Curacao and Sint Maarten, Finland, Netherlands, Niger
IMF Books and Working Papers:
Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions, Working Paper No. 13/23, January 25, 2013
IMF Country Reports
Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. (with C. Gueye, J. del Granado, R. Garcia-Verdu, M. Hussain, B. Jang, and J. Corrales), 2013, Washington DC: International Monetary Fund, 2013.
Issuing Sovereign Bonds under Easy Global Financial Conditions: A Sub-Saharan Africa Perspective Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (with J. Kriljenko, C. Gueye, M. Mecagni, Y. Mu,
and M. Yabara), 2013, Washington DC: International Monetary Fund, 2013.
Other Published Materials
Do Fiscal Spillovers Matter?, (joint with A. Ivanova), in: Germany in an Interconnected World Economy, (editor) A. Mody, International Monetary Fund, April 2013 (IMF Working Paper 11/211).
Growth Spillover Dynamics from Crisis to Recovery, (joint with H. Poirson) in: Germany in an Interconnected World Economy, (editor) A. Mody, International Monetary Fund, April 2013 (IMF Working Paper 11/218).
Publications in Journals (Refereed)
Towbin, Pascal and Sebastian Weber, 2013. "Limits of floating exchange rates: The role of foreign currency debt and import structure," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 179-194.
Beck, Roland and Sebastian Weber, 2011. "Should Large International Reserve Holdings be more Diversified?", International Finance, Vol. 14, pages. 415-444.
Other Published Materials
Labor Market Institutions and the Business Cycle: Real Wage vs. Unemployment Rigidities (joint with Mirko Abbritti), 2010, ECB Working Paper Series 1183