Prof. Aymo Brunetti
Professor, University of Bern
Economic growth and development
Aymo Brunetti (1963) is Full Professor of Economic Policy and Regional Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bern. He is also Director of the Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED) at the University of Bern. He studied economics at the University of Basel where he was awarded a doctorate in 1992 and qualified to teach as a university professor in 1996. From 1994 to 1995 he spent a year as visiting scholar at the Department of Economics at Harvard University. From 1997 to 1999 Mr Brunetti was visiting professor at the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. He also did consultancy work for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. In 1999 Mr Brunetti joined the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs where he first headed the Economic Policy Division of the Federal Office of Economic Development and Labour. In the same year he became member of the board of the newly founded State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and headed its Economic Analysis Division. From 2003 to 2012 he was head of the Economic Policy Directorate at SECO. In February 2012 he took up his current position at the University of Bern. He is married and has two children.