Sebastian Weber

Last Updated: May 10, 2019

Sebastian Weber is Economist with the European 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 at the European Central Bank.

Email: SWEBER@imf.org

Fluent In: French, German, Italian.

Education:

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


Previous Experience:

European Central Bank (leave from the IMF), Economics Department: Economist/Senior Economist, 2015-2017

International Monetary Fund, Research Department: Economist, 2013-2014

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


Current Position:

International Monetary Fund, European Department: Economist


Country work or Mission Assignment:

Angola, Belgium, Curacao and Sint Maarten, Finland, Greece, Netherlands, Niger


Field of Expertise:

Monetary Policy

Open Economy Macroeconomics

Labor Economics

International Finance

Development Economics

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Exiting from Lockdowns: Early Evidence from Reopenings in Europe , Working Paper No. 20/218 , October 21, 2020

Sectoral Policies for Climate Change Mitigation in the EU , Departmental Paper No.20/14 , September 16, 2020

Reassessing the Role of State-Owned Enterprises in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe , Departmental Paper No.19/11 , June 18, 2019

Market Regulation, Cycles and Growth in a Monetary Union , Working Paper No. 19/123 , June 03, 2019

Price Expectations and the U.S. Housing Boom , Working Paper No. 15/182 , July 30, 2015

Dollarization in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons , African Departmental Paper No. 15/4 , May 15, 2015

Issuing International Sovereign Bonds: Opportunities and Challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa , African Departmental Paper No. 14/2 , June 04, 2014

Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets , March 26, 2014

Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions , Working Paper No. 13/23 , January 25, 2013

Do Fiscal Spillovers Matter? , Working Paper No. 11/211 , September 01, 2011

Growth Spillover Dynamics From Crisis to Recovery , Working Paper No. 11/218 , September 01, 2011

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates : The Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure , Working Paper No. 11/42 , February 01, 2011

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).

Sebastian Weber is Economist with the European 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 at the European Central Bank.

Email: SWEBER@imf.org

Fluent In: French, German, Italian.

Education:

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


Previous Experience:

European Central Bank (leave from the IMF), Economics Department: Economist/Senior Economist, 2015-2017

International Monetary Fund, Research Department: Economist, 2013-2014

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


Current Position:

International Monetary Fund, European Department: Economist


Country work or Mission Assignment:

Angola, Belgium, Curacao and Sint Maarten, Finland, Greece, Netherlands, Niger


Field of Expertise:

Monetary Policy

Open Economy Macroeconomics

Labor Economics

International Finance

Development Economics

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Exiting from Lockdowns: Early Evidence from Reopenings in Europe , Working Paper No. 20/218 , October 21, 2020

Sectoral Policies for Climate Change Mitigation in the EU , Departmental Paper No.20/14 , September 16, 2020

Reassessing the Role of State-Owned Enterprises in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe , Departmental Paper No.19/11 , June 18, 2019

Market Regulation, Cycles and Growth in a Monetary Union , Working Paper No. 19/123 , June 03, 2019

Price Expectations and the U.S. Housing Boom , Working Paper No. 15/182 , July 30, 2015

Dollarization in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons , African Departmental Paper No. 15/4 , May 15, 2015

Issuing International Sovereign Bonds: Opportunities and Challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa , African Departmental Paper No. 14/2 , June 04, 2014

Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets , March 26, 2014

Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions , Working Paper No. 13/23 , January 25, 2013

Do Fiscal Spillovers Matter? , Working Paper No. 11/211 , September 01, 2011

Growth Spillover Dynamics From Crisis to Recovery , Working Paper No. 11/218 , September 01, 2011

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates : The Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure , Working Paper No. 11/42 , February 01, 2011

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