I am an economist at the Bank for International Settlements in the Monetary and Economic Department and recevied my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Zurich (C.V. here).
At the BIS I am part of the Innovation and the Digital Economy unit, where I work on the regulation of fintechs and bigtechs. I also examine the consequences of financial innovation for competition, data privacy, and credit supply.
My academic research also focuses on how macroeconomic trends, such as housing booms, population aging, or inequality, affect the financial sector and the real economy.
Stress tests, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (2021), Review of Finance, conditionally accepted
Geographic diversification and bank lending during crises (forthcoming), with P. Schaz, Journal of Financial Economics
Credit-Supply Shocks and Firm Productivity in Italy (2018), with M. Raissi and A. Weber, Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol 87(10), pp. 155-171 (direct link)
Selected policy work
Could housing booms undermine productivity growth? (2020), SUERF Policy Briefs No 40
Covid-19 and regional employment in Europe (2020), with L. Gambacorta, BIS Bulletin No 16
How failing banks paved Hitler's path to power: Financial crisis and right-wing extremism in Germany, 1931-33 (2019), with J.-L. Peydro and H.-J. Voth, VoxEU.org