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 big techs, and examine the consequences of financial innovation for competition in the financial sector, 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. It has been awarded the European Economic Association's Young Economist Award, as well as the Young Innovators Award at the Vordenker Forum.
Current researchWith P. SchazJournal of Financial Economics (2021)Review of Finance (2021)With S. Gissler, J.-L. Peydro and J. VothJournal of Finance (forthcoming)
Selected policy work
Funding for fintechs: patterns and drivers (2021), with G. Cornelli, L. Franco, and J. Frost, BIS Quarterly Review, September
Whom do consumers trust with their data? US survey evidence (2021), with O. Amantier, J. Frost, A. Fuster and K. Shue, BIS Bulletin No 42
Mind the gap - is fintech closing the gender gap in access to financial services? (2021), with S. Chen, J. Forst, L. Gambacorta and H.S. Shin, World Bank Blog All About Finance
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, VoxEU.org