Professor Claudia Buch, who joined the Bundesbank in 2014, is Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and head of its Directorates General Financial Stability, Statistics, and Internal Audit. She is the Bundesbank’s G20 and G7 Central Bank Deputy and a member of the German Financial Stability Committee. Before joining the Bundesbank, Claudia Buch was President of the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) (2013-2014) and Professor of Economics at Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg (2013-2014) and Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen (2004-2013). She chaired the Scientific Advisory Council at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology (2008-2012) and was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts (2012-2014). Her previous posts also include Scientific Director at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW), Tübingen (2005-2013) and researcher at the Institut für Weltwirtschaft in Kiel (1992-2013). Claudia Buch was awarded a PhD and her habilitation (post-doctorate degree) by the University of Kiel and studied Economics at the University of Bonn.