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David Bieri
Virginia Tech

Dr. David Bieri is Associate Professor of Urban Affairs at Virginia Tech, with a joint appointment in the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience and in the School of Public and International Affairs. His main research and teaching interests are at the intersection of public finance, monetary theory and economic geography. David’s research examines spatial features of credit flows and local economic development, focusing on the dynamics of urbanization and the evolutionary development of the monetary-financial system as a joint historical process. His other research examines regulatory aspects of international finance, global monetary governance, and their role in the process of financialization. He also writes about the history of economic thought.

Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, David was a faculty member at Taubman College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 1999 until 2006, he held various senior positions at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, most recently as the Adviser to the CEO. He was also Head of Business Development in which capacity he was responsible for new financial products and reserve management advisory for central banks. Prior to his work in central banking, David worked as a high-yield analyst at Bankers Trust in London and in fixed-income syndication at UBS in Zürich.

David received his Ph.D. from the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. He holds a M.Sc. in corporate and international finance from the University of Durham and a B.Sc. (hons) in economics from the London School of Economics.