Dautović, Ernest

Secretariat to the Supervisory Board

Current position

Supervision Analyst

Fields of interest

Financial Economics,
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics


  • 2013-2019
    PhD in Economics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2014
    Doctoral School in Economics "Gerzensee", Swiss National Bank
  • 2006-2009
    M.Sc. in Statistics and Economics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
  • 2008-2009
    M.Sc. International Economics and Finance, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2001-2006
    B.Sc. in Statistics and Finance, University of Bologna, Italy
Professional experience
  • 2020-
    European Central Bank – DGSSB - SSM Chair Analytical Research Team, analyst
  • 2017-2020
    European Central Bank – DG Microprudential Supervision, supervision analyst
  • 2016-2017
    European Systemic Risk Board, visiting PhD
  • 2015-2017
    The World Bank Research Department, Private Sector Development, consultant
  • 2016-2017
    The World Bank - Europe and Central Asia Chief Economist, consultant
  • 2015
    The World Bank - Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, consultant
  • 2011-2012
    Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, research assistant
  • 2012
    European Central Bank - DG International & European Relations, graduate trainee
  • 2009-2010
    FINNOV 7th European Commission Research Framework, Open University (UK), research associate
Teaching experience
  • 2013-2017
    Teaching Assistant - University of Lausanne
  • 2010-2011
    Teaching Assistant - University of Bologna
  • 2010
    Teaching Assistant - University of East London
  • 2016
    Nesta and Kauffman Foundation Grant for research on innovative enterprises
  • 2015
    World Bank i2i and UK Dpt. for International Development Impact Evaluation Research Grant
  • 2009
    Research grant for the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission, FINNOV

Journal publications

Ana Paula Cusolito, Ernest Dautovic, David McKenzie
Can Government Intervention Make Firms More Investment-Ready? A Randomized Experiment in the Western Balkans
Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming
Ernest Dautovic
The Weight of the Median Voter Ageing on Public Debt
Constitutional Political Economy
Ernest Dautovic, Lucia Orszaghova, Willem Schudel
Converging in divergent ways: Explaining intra‐industry trade between CESEE countries and the EU‐15
Economics of Transition
Ernest Dautovic
The Effect of Real-Time Fiscal Policy on Sovereign Interest Rates in OECD Countries
International Economics and Economic Policy

Other publications

Maurizio Bussolo et al.
Are Distributional Tensions Brewing in Europe and Central Asia?
Toward a New Social Contract: Taking on Distributional Tensions in Europe and Central Asia
Ernest Dautovic, Harald Hau, Yi Huang
The consumption response to minimum wages: Evidence from Chinese households
CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12057