Christoph Bertsch

Christoph Bertsch

Senior Ekonom

Avdelningen för penningpolitik
Forskningsenheten
Sveriges Riksbank
SE-103 37 Stockholm, Sweden

Telefon + 46 8 787 04 98
E-post christoph.bertsch@riksbank.se

Banking, Financial Stability, FinTech lending, Digital Money, Central Bank Communication, Transparency and Narrative Economics

Short bio

Christoph Bertsch joined the Research Division of Sveriges Riksbank in September 2013, coming from the University College London where he was Research Associate (Post-Doc) for two years. Christoph obtained his PhD from the European University Institute. Before that Christoph studied at the University of Mannheim and visited the PhD program in Economics at UCLA for one academic year. Christoph’s research interests include financial intermediation theory, financial fragility, public liquidity provision, bank regulation, FinTech, transparency and central bank communication.

Private web page with latest papers: http://www.christophbertsch.com/


Education

Ph.D. Economics, European University Institute, 2013
M.Res. Economics, European University Institute, 2008
Dipl.-Vw. University of Mannheim, 2007


Publications in refereed journals

”A Wake-Up Call Theory of Contagion” with T. Ahnert, Review of Finance, forthcoming.

”Monetary Normalizations and Consumer Credit: Evidence from Fed Liftoff and Online Lending” with I. Hull and X. Zhang, International Journal of Central Banking, Volume 18, Number 5, December 2021.

“Narrative Fragmentation and the Business Cycle” with I. Hull and X. Zhang, Economics Letters, Volume 201, April 2021.

”Bank Misconduct and Online Lending” with I. Hull, Y. Qi and X. Zhang, Journal of Banking and Finance, Volume 116, July 2020.

”Spread the Word: International Spillovers from Central Bank Communication” with H. Armelius, I. Hull and X. Zhang, Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 103, Pages 1-32, May 2020

"Systematic bailout guarantees and tacit coordination" with C. Calcagno and M. Le Quement, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Advances), Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 1-36, December 2014


Working in progress and working papers

”A Wake-Up Call Theory of Contagion” with T. Ahnert (ECB Working Paper Series No 2658, May 2022)

“Narrative Fragmentation and the Business Cycle” with I. Hull and X. Zhang (Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper No. 401; January 2021)

"Optimal Bank Leverage and Recapitalization in Crowded Markets” with M. Mariathasan (BIS Working Paper No. 923, December 2020)

”A Wake-Up Call Theory of Contagion” with T. Ahnert (Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series No. 294, January 2015, revised March 2020)

”Transparency in Global Games of Regime Change” with T. Ahnert, D. Quigley and F. Toscani

”Spread the Word: International Spillovers from Central Bank Communication” with H. Aurelius, I. Hull and X. Zhang (Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series No. 357, September 2018, revised November 2019)

”The Role of Trust in Online Lending” with I. Hull, Y. Qi and X. Zhang (Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series No. 346, November 2017)

”Monetary Normalizations and Consumer Credit: Evidence from Fed Liftoff and Online Lending” with I. Hull and X. Zhang (Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series No. 319, November 2016, revised May 2017)

"Systematic bailout guarantees and tacit coordination" with C. Calcagno and M. Le Quement (Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series No. 289, October 2014)

”A detrimental feedback loop: deleveraging and adverse selection” (Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series No. 277, September 2013, revised February 2015)


Other publications

"Hedging against exchange rate risk - maturity choice and roll-over risk", Sveriges Riksbank Economic Review 2022:1, March 2022.

"FinTech credit: Online lending platforms in Sweden and beyond" with C.-J. Rosenvinge, Sveriges Riksbank Economic Review 2019:2, September 2019.

"FinTech-krediter: internetbaserade låneplattformar i Sverige och världen" med C-J. Rosenvinge, Sveriges Riksbank Penning- och valutapolitik 2019:2, September 2019

"Revisiting the role of central banks as liquidity providers – old and new challenges" with J. Molin, Sveriges Riksbank Economic Review 2016:2, September 2016


Referee

European Economic Review; Journal of Banking & Finance; Journal of International Money and Finance; Journal of Money, Credit & Banking; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society; Economic Theory; Journal of Economic Studies; Scandinavian Economic Journal; Economics Bulletin; Finance Research Letters; Journal of Financial Services Marketing


Teaching

Dynamic Industrial Organization (Undergraduate), University College London