Prof. Dr. Christoph Basten

Assistant Professor of Banking
PLD-G 07, Plattenstr. 32, 8032 Zürich
+41 44 634 42 70
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Short Bio

Christoph Basten is Assistant Professor at the Department of Banking and Finance at University of Zurich. His research focuses on financial intermediation and household finance. His publications include papers on the effect of negative interest rates on banks in Switzerland, the choice of mortgage maturities by both households and banks, and the effects of bank capital requirements on mortgage lending. Prior to his Assistant Professorship he was the Economist of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA for close to 5 years, as well as employed by the ETH Konjunkturforschungsstelle KOF. He has been educated at Oxford, Pompeu Fabra, Harvard, and the European University Institute (EUI), where he obtained his PhD in 2011.

Research Interests

His research focuses on the effects of regulation and monetary policy on banks, as well as households and firms.