Claudia M. Buch joined the University of Tübingen in January 2004, where she holds the chair for International Macroeconomics and Finance. She has been Scientific Director of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung Tübingen) since January 2005.
Since 2004, Professor Buch has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the German Ministry of Economics and was its chairperson from 2008‐2012. She has been a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee to the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and a member of the extended board of directors of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik) since 2011. In addition, she is currently a research professor at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the RWI (Essen) and the IfW (Kiel).
In March 2012, she was appointed member of the German Council of Economic
Experts ("Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung").
She was affiliated with the Kiel Institute for World Economics (Germany) from 1992 to 2003,
where she was heading the research area 'Financial Markets'.
Professor Buch graduated from the University of Bonn, Germany, with a Master of Economics in 1991 and from the University of Wisconsin with a Master of Business Administration in 1989. From the University of Kiel, she received a Ph.D. in Economics in 1996 and her habilitation in 2002.
She has been a visiting scholar at the Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions
(New York University), at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), at the National Bureau of
Economic Research (Cambridge MA), and at the Research Centre of the Deutsche