• August 2017: Paper "Monetary policy and defaults in the US" accepted for publication at the International Journal of Central Banking
  • July 2017: Paper "Identifying uncertainty shocks using the price of gold" accepted for publication at the Economic Journal
  • August 2017: Teaching notes on the derivations of posteriors for Bayesian VARs uploaded

  • PhD Economics, LSE, 2008/2014
  • MSc Economics (dist.), LSE, 2007/08
  • Laurea Triennale + Specialistica in Economics (cum laude), Università Cattolica, Milano, Italy, 2002/2007 

Current position: 

Research interests:

  • Macroeconomics, monetary policy, econometrics and time series analysis


  • m.b.piffer [at] gmail com or mpiffer [at] diw de
  • Tel. (office): +49 (0)30 89789 454
  • School of Economics and Finance
    Queen Mary University of London
    Mile End Road
    London E1 4NS
    United Kingdom