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Department of Finance Prof. Dr. Christoph Basten

Prof. Dr. Christoph Basten

Good economic and finance research goes deeper than most practitioners have the opportunity to go. But at the same time it should be explicable and deliver value to practitioners in addition to other researchers.


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Christoph Basten is Assistant Professor of Banking at the Department of Finance at the University of Zurich. In recent research, forthcoming in the Review of Financial Studies, he has investigated banks’ ability to cross-sell their clients multiple products over the years, with implications for deposit and loan pricing, bank and client welfare, and monetary policy transmission. Earlier research looked amongst others at the effectiveness of macro-prudential bank capital requirements (Review of Finance), and at the effects of Negative Interest Rate Policy on financial intermediation markets (Journal of Financial Stability). Prior to his Assistant Professorship he worked for the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA for close to 5 years. He was educated at Oxford, Pompeu Fabra, Harvard, and the European University Institute (EUI).

Research Interests

Financial Intermediation, Financial Regulation, Household Finance