Bertrand Rime

Adjunct professor


Bertrand Rime (born in 1967) is Adjunct Professor at the University of Neuchâtel’s Institute of Economic Research, and currently gives the Masters course in Economics of regulation and antitrust policy. He has had articles published in both national and international journals, on the topics of banking regulation, financial market operations, competition, and the real-economy effects of financial intermediation. He is also a member of the Risk Center Advisory Board at ETH Zurich.

Bertrand Rime holds a Master’s degree in political economy from the University of Neuchâtel. He obtained a PhD on ‘Mesure de la concurrence dans le système bancaire suisse’ (Measuring competition in the Swiss banking sector) in 1998, again from the University of Neuchâtel. In 2000, he was visiting economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

In his main professional activity, Bertrand Rime is Head of the Financial Stability division at the Swiss National Bank (SNB), holding the rank of Director. The division analyses risks in the banking system, contributes to the formulation and implementation of financial regulations, and prepares crisis measures with a particular focus on emergency liquidity assistance. In the field of international cooperation, Bertrand Rime represents the SNB on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.


  • Competition policy
  • Banking deregulation
  • Market discipline


  • Economics of Regulation and Antitrust Policy