Raphael Auer

Raphael Auer

Principal Economist
Innovation and the Digital Economy unit, Monetary and Economic Department

Raphael A Auer's research focuses on the interaction of international trade and macroeconomics, examining in particular how exchange rates pass through into domestic inflation and how the global production network gives rise to globally synchronised inflation dynamics. He also has a research interest in technology's impact on the monetary and financial system, with a particular focus on distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrencies. Prior to joining the BIS, he was Senior Economist, Deputy Head of International Trade and Capital Flows, Economic Advisor and Member of the Directorate at the Swiss National Bank. During 2009-10, he was a Globalization and Governance Fellow at Princeton University. He holds a PhD in economics from MIT.

Fields of interest

  • International economics
  • Monetary policy
  • Financial market infrastructures