Sebastian Doerr

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, and examine the consequences of financial innovation for competition, data privacy, and credit supply.

My research also focuses on how macroeconomic trends, such as housing booms, population aging, or inequality, affect the financial sector and the real economy.

You can find my research papers here and my policy work & media coverage here.


1. Credit-Supply Shocks and Firm Productivity in Italy (ungated version)

With M. Raissi and A. WeberJournal of International Money and Finance (2018)

2. Geographic diversification and bank lending during crises (ungated version)

With P. SchazJournal of Financial Economics (2021)

3. Stress tests, entrepreneurship and innovation (ungated version)

Review of Finance (2021)

Selected policy work

  • Big data and machine learning in central banking (2021), with L. Gambacorta and J.-M. Serena, BIS Working Paper No 930

  • Digging for gold: how regulatory sandboxes help fintechs raise funding (2021), with G. Cornelli, L. Gambacorta and O. Merrouche,

  • 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