My research interest are in Empirical Banking, International Macroeconomics and Financial Economics.


Work in Progress


During my PhD, there are several things that struck me. All are linked to central banking and the financial crisis and somewhat related to my work.

The first two observations regard the significant expansion of the balance sheets of central banks in Switzerland and elsewhere. I therefore decided to track the balance sheet size of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) over time (see SNB Balance Sheet) and compare the balance sheet size to the economy's size (see CB Balance Sheet and GDP).