Christian Upper

Christian Upper

Head of Macroeconomic Analysis
Monetary and Economic Department, Macroeconomic Analysis Unit

Christian Upper's responsibilities include overseeing the production of the background note for the BIS's Global Economy meeting, which brings together central bank Governors from 30 central banks from major advanced and emerging market economies. Before being appointed to his current position he headed the BIS's Emerging Markets, Financial Market and Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate sections. 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 interaction of financial markets and institutions and the macroeconomy. His work has been published in refereed academic journals as well as in policy publications.

Fields of interest

  • Financial markets
  • International capital flows
  • International finance