Torsten Ehlers

Monetary and Economic Department, Financial Markets

Torsten Ehlers joined the BIS as an Economist in September 2011, after earning his PhD from the University of Zurich. During his studies he conducted research projects both at the Bank of England and the Bundesbank. He is contributing background analytics and research to the Emerging Markets group in Basel as well as the Financial Stability and Markets group in the Hong Kong representative office of the BIS. Prior to his PhD, he obtained a Masters in Economics from Warwick University, UK, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dortmund, Germany. His main research interests are the determinants of bank lending and the interaction between financial markets and the real economy.

Fields of interest

  • Financial institutions and microprudential issues (including banking supervision)
  • International capital flows
  • Developing Asia