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Guy, Baron Quaden
is a Belgian
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economist and since 1 March 1999 Governor of the National Bank of Belgium
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. He is a member of the Council of governing board and of the general Council of the European Central Bank
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. Since 2003 he has been the President of the King Baudouin Foundation
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He graduated as a Licentiate in economic sciences from the Université de Liège (Liège, Belgium) in 1967. In 1972, he graduated at the Ecole pratique des hautes études of the Sorbonne
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), in economic and social sciences. He obtained a PhD in fashion-economics at the Université de Liège in February 1973.
He started his academic career as an assistant at the Université de Liège, department of economic sciences (1968-1973). From 1969 until 1971 he worked at the Ecole pratique des hautes études of the Sorbonne. He was first assistant at the Université de Liège (1974-1976), docent (1977 1988), and since 1988 extraordinary Professor. He was deacon of the department of economy, management and social sciences (1987-1988).
He was President of the Central Council for Businesses (Duch: Centrale Raad voor het Bedrijfsleven) (1984-1988), Director of the National Bank of Belgium (1988-1999) President of the intervention fund for the companies registered on the stock exchange (1991-1996). He was Commissioner-general for the Euro
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of the Belgian government (1996-1999).