Christian Upper is head of the Emerging Markets section of the Monetary and Economic Department. He joined the BIS as a senior economist in the Financial Markets Section in August 2005. He became head of Monetary Policy and Exchange Rates in 2008, head of Financial Markets the following year, and moved to his current position in August 2015. Prior to coming to Basel, he spent seven years at the Deutsche Bundesbank. Christian holds a doctorate in economics from the European University Institute in Florence and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick. His research focuses on the interactions of finance and the macroeconomy. His work has been published in the European Economic Review and The Journal of Futures Markets as well as in publications by the Bundesbank, the ECB and the BIS.
Fields of interest
- Financial markets
- International capital flows
- International finance
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BIS Papers No 89
BIS Working Papers No 534
BIS Quarterly Review December 2013
Other authors: Jacob Gyntelberg
BIS Working Papers No 416
Other authors: Előd Takáts
BIS Quarterly Review September 2010
Other authors: Garry Tang
BIS Quarterly Review March 2008
Other authors: François-Louis Michaud
BIS Quarterly Review December 2007
Other authors: Elisabeth Ledrut
BIS Quarterly Review September 2007
BIS Working Papers No 234
- " Simulation methods to assess the danger of contagion in interbank markets", Journal of Financial Stability, vol 7, no 3, pp 111-125, 2011.
- " Financial crises and economic activity" (with S Cecchetti and M Kohler), in Financial stability and macroeconomic policy, proceedings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Jackson Hole symposium, 20-22 August 2009.
- " Estimating bilateral exposures in the German interbank market: is there a danger of contagion?" (with A Worms), European Economic Review, vol 48, issue 4, August 2004, pp 827-49.
- " Time variation in the tail behaviour of bund futures returns" (with T Werner), Journal of Futures Markets, vol 24, no 4, April 2004, pp 387-98.