Mathias Dewatripont has a BA and MA in economics from ULB (1981 & 1982), and is a PhD holder from Harvard University since 1986. He is a professor at ULB since 1990 and was a visiting professor at the MIT between 1998 and 2011. His research focuses the theory of incentives and organisations. He also was research director of CEPR – Centre for Economics and Policy Research.



  • Dean of SBS-EM in 2010-2011
  • Co-director of ECARES (1991-2002)
  • Vice-president of SBS-EM (2008-2009), then President of SBS-EM (2009-2010)
  • Co-director of I3h (institute of Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare)
  • One of the founding council members of the European Research Council since 2005
  • Executive director of the National Bank of Belgium (2011-2017), and Vice-Governor in 2014-2015
  • Representative of the National Bank of Belgium in the Basel Committee (2011-2017) and Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (2014-2017)
  • Member of the GEMS (Groupe d’Experts de Stratégie de Crise pour le Covid-19) since 2020
  • President of “Get up Wallonia”, an initative aiming at reacting to the economic crisis following covid 19
  • Introduction à la microéconomie (ECON-S1002)
  • Théorie monétaire I (ECON-S203)
  • Advanced microeconomics (ECON-S441)
  • European Regulation and Business Environment (GEST-S519)
  • The Prudential Regulation of Banks, (with J. Tirole, expanded English version of La
    Réglementation Prudentielle des Banques), MIT Press, Cambridge, 1994 (also translated in Japanese (1996), Italian (1998) and Chinese (2002)).
  • Flexible Integration: Towards a More Effective and Democratic Europe, coauteurs : F. Giavazzi, J. von Hagen, I. Harden, T. Persson, G. Roland, H. Rosenthal, A. Sapir and G. Tabellini, CEPR, Londres, 1995 (traduit en italien, 1996)
  • Contract Theory, coauteur : Patrick Bolton, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2005.
  • Study on the Economic and Technical Evolution of the Scientific Publication Markets in Europe, coauteurs : V. Ginsburgh, P. Legros, A. Walckiers, J.-P. Devroey, M. Dujardin, F. Vandooren, P. Dubois, J. Foncel, M. Ivaldi et M.-D. Heusse, Commission Européenne, Bruxelles, 2006.
  • Balancing the Banks: Global Lessons from the Financial Crisis, coauteurs: J.-C. Rochet & J. Tirole, Princeton University Press, 2010