ECB, CENTRAL BANKS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS. Mathias Dewatripont is Executive Director at the National Bank of Belgium, responsible for prudential policy and financial stability. He is a member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Banking Authority, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Committee of the Global Financial System. Mr Dewatripont holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, 1986. From 1990 until 2011, he was Professor of Economics at ULB. He was part-time Visiting Professor at MIT and Research Director of CEPR (1998 to 2011). Fellow of the Econometric Society, laureate of the 1998 Francqui Prize and of the 2003 Yrjo Jahnsson Prize for Economics, he was elected President of the European Economic Association for 2005. He was also outside Director of CGER-Bank (1992-1999). He is member of the Académie Royale De Belgique and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science. He was President, then Dean of the Solvay Brussels School (2009-2011). His research has concerned incentive theory, industrial organization and banking and finance. He has (co-)authored articles as well as books, including Contract Theory (with P. Bolton, MIT Press, 2005), Balancing the Banks: Global Lessons from the Financial Crisis (with J.C. Rochet and J. Tirole, Princeton Univ. Press, 2010) and Bailing Out the Banks: Reconciling Stability and Competition (with T. Beck, D. Coyle, X. Freixas and P. Seabright, CEPR, 2010).