Axel Weber is going to teach at Chicago’s Booth School of Business
MBA News Barbara Bierach / 03-14-2011
“Business Week” calls it a “coup”: Axel Weber, the outgoing president of the German central bank will soon be teaching MBA classes at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Booth’s new dean Sunil Kumar says: “The faculty and I are very enthusiastic about the possibility of having Dr. Weber join us. Not only will our MBA students benefit from hearing him in the classroom, but the entire Booth community will benefit from his out-of-classroom involvement here at seminars, workshops and many other opportunities we offer for students, faculty and alumni to hear from leading thinkers.”
Weber, who is expected to join the Booth faculty when he steps down from his position at the Bundesbank at the end of next month, will teach MBA courses in central banking. Weber has been president of the Bundesbank since 2004. Earlier he was director of the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt, a professor of applied monetary economics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, and a professor of economic theory at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn.
Booth has campuses in London, Chicago and Singapore. It currently has 1,100 full-time and 1,900 part-time MBA students, 180 study in London, 110 take part in a PhD programme. Amongst the alumni of Booth’s business faculty are six nobel prize winners.