Raphael Auer

Raphael Auer

Principal Economist
Innovation Hub

Raphael Auer is Principal Economist of the Innovation and Digital Economy unit, having previously spent three years in the Monetary Policy unit. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years at the Swiss National Bank, including as Deputy Head and Economic Advisor of the International Trade and Capital Flows division. During 2009-10, he was Globalization and Governance Fellow at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and visiting fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a PhD in economics from MIT and serves as president of the Central Bank Research Association. His current policy work focuses on issues related to cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and CBDC. On these topics, he contributes to BIS policy publications and management speeches, as well as to various international forums, including the G20-CPMI Cross-Border Payments Taskforce. He has published extensively in the field of international economics, monetary policy and digital currencies.

Fields of interest

  • International economics
  • Monetary policy
  • Financial market infrastructures