Morten Linnemann Bech

Head of Secretariat
Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures

Morten Bech joined the BIS in mid-2011. Before taking up his current assignment in 2016, he held the position of Secretary to the Markets Committee, with responsibility for coordinating and contributing to the activities of the Committee and its various working groups. He previously worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Danish central bank. In 2009, he was a visitor at the Monetary Affairs Division of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written on different issues relating to monetary policy implementation, money markets, network topology of financial markets, large-value payment systems and systemic risk.

Fields of interest

  • Monetary policy
  • Financial markets
  • Financial market infrastructures

Date BIS research papers
Mar 2018

Payments are a-changin' but cash still rules

BIS Quarterly Review March 2018

Other authors: Umar Faruqui, Frederik Ougaard and Cristina Picillo

Sep 2017

Central bank cryptocurrencies

BIS Quarterly Review September 2017

Other authors: Rodney Garratt

Mar 2017

The quest for speed in payments

BIS Quarterly Review March 2017

Other authors: Yuuki Shimizu and Paul Wong

Mar 2016

Hanging up the phone - electronic trading in fixed income markets and its implications

BIS Quarterly Review March 2016

Other authors: Anamaria Illes, Ulf Lewrick and Andreas Schrimpf

Mar 2016

How have central banks implemented negative policy rates?

BIS Quarterly Review March 2016

Other authors: Aytek Malkhozov

Nov 2015

A search-based model of the interbank money market and monetary policy implementation

BIS Working Papers No 529

Other authors: Cyril Monnet

Jan 2014

On the economics of committed liquidity facilities

BIS Working Papers No 439

Other authors: Todd Keister

Dec 2013

FX market trends before, between and beyond Triennial Surveys

BIS Quarterly Review December 2013

Other authors: Jhuvesh Sobrun

Oct 2013

Liquidity regulation and the implementation of monetary policy

BIS Working Papers No 432

Other authors: Todd Keister

Dec 2012

On the liquidity coverage ratio and monetary policy implementation

BIS Quarterly Review December 2012

Other authors: Todd Keister