On 1 May 2021, Mathieu Grobéty will take over as Executive Director of the CREA Institute of Applied Economics at HEC Lausanne (UNIL), which specialises in economic forecasts and analyses in French-speaking Switzerland and the country as a whole. As an expert in forecast analyses for over 10 years, Mathieu Grobéty will manage and develop the activities of the CREA Institute alongside Prof. Kenza Benhima, its academic director. He succeeds Délia Nilles, who is retiring.
With a PhD in economics from the University of Lausanne, Mathieu Grobéty, an economist and researcher aged 40, is an established expert in quantitative and forecast analyses.
Throughout his career and in his various roles as an economic adviser, Mathieu Grobéty has developed numerous forecasting tools to aid decision-making. He has worked for leading institutions such as the Swiss National Bank, where he spent several years, providing expertise to Governing Board as part of the decision-making process on monetary policy. He has also worked in economic forecasting at Edmond de Rothschild bank. His research on applied econometrics has focused on economic growth and international finance.
CREA vision and development priorities
Working in conjunction with Prof. Benhima, Mathieu Grobéty will continue to develop the Institute’s services with the creation of new kinds of economic indicators. “One of our flagship projects will be to produce a real-time economic indicator for the French-speaking cantons and Switzerland as a whole. We also want to develop an indicator for sustainable GDP for a large sample of countries, to provide an academic insight into the economic consequences of climate change,” explain Prof. Kenza Benhima and Mathieu Grobéty.
Mathieu Grobéty joined CREA in December 2020. He takes up his role as Executive Director on 1 May 2021, succeeding Délia Nilles, who is retiring after over 35 years as Deputy Director of the Institute.
The Dean’s office and all staff at HEC Lausanne wish him a warm welcome and every success in the role, and thank Délia Nilles for her outstanding commitment throughout her years of service.