Christian Upper is head of the Financial 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 January 2008 and moved to his current position in July 2009. 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 the Futures Markets as well as in publications by the Bundesbank, the ECB and the BIS.
Fields of interest
- Monetary policy
- Financial markets
- Financial stability and macro-prudential issues
- "Simulation Methods to Assess the Danger of Contagion in Interbank Markets", Journal of Financial Stability, 7(3): 111-125.
- "Financial Crises and Economic Activity", in Financial Stability and Macroeconomic Policy, Proceedings of a Symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole, 20-22 August 2009 (with Stephen G. Cecchetti and Marion D. Kohler)
- "Estimating Bilateral Exposures in the German Interbank Market: Is there a Danger of Contagion?", European Economic Review, 48: 827-49, 2004 (with Andreas Worms).
- "Time Variation in the Tail Behaviour of Bund Futures Returns", Journal of Futures Markets, April 2004, Vol 24(4), pp. 387-398 (with Thomas Werner).
BIS Research papers
BIS Quarterly Review December 2013
Other authors: Jacob Gyntelberg
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
Working Papers No 234
BIS Quarterly Review March 2007
Working Papers No 224
Other authors: Thomas Werner