Christian Upper

Head of Emerging Markets
Monetary and Economic Department

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

Mar 2018

Other authors: Michael Chui and Anamaria Illes

BIS Quarterly Review   | March 2018
Feb 2018

Other authors: Fabrizio Spargoli

BIS Working Papers   | No 697
Nov 2017

Other authors: Yavuz Arslan

BIS Papers   | No 94
Nov 2017

BIS Papers   | No 94
Nov 2017

Other authors: Daniela Marconi

BIS Working Papers   | No 671
Aug 2017

Other authors: Benedicte Vibe Christensen

BIS Papers   | No 93
Dec 2016

Other authors: Marcos Valli

BIS Quarterly Review   | December 2016
Nov 2016

BIS Papers   | No 89
Jan 2016

Other authors: Claudio Borio, Enisse Kharroubi and Fabrizio Zampolli

BIS Working Papers   | No 534
Dec 2013

Other authors: Jacob Gyntelberg

BIS Quarterly Review   | December 2013