Kai Christoffel


  • Principal Economist

Fields of interest:

  • DSGE Models, Labor Markets
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy


  • 2001- 2005: Ph.D. at Goethe University Frankfurt (Adviser: Volker Wieland)
  • 1997-1999: Postgraduate Studies at Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna

Professional experience:

  • since 2012: Principal Economist in Monetary Research Division, ECB
  • 2011-2012: Senior Economist in Monetary Policy Research Division, ECB
  • 2009-2011: Senior Economist in Econometric Modelling Division, ECB
  • 2004-2009: Economist in Econometric Modelling Division, ECB
  • 2003-2004: Researcher (part-time) at Research Center of Deutsche Bundesbank
  • 2001-2004: Research and Teaching Assistant at Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 1999-2001: Economist in Modelling and Forecasting Unit at Austrian Nationalbank
Title Authors Where Date
Forecasting with DSGE models Kai Christoffel, Günter Coenen, Anders Warne Oxford Handbook on Economic Forecasting 2011-06-30
The Role of Real Wage Rigidity and Labor Market Frictions for Inflation Persistence Kai Christoffel and Tobias Linzert Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking 2010-10-01
The use of DSGE models at the ECB Frank Smets, Kai Christoffel, Günter Coenen, Roberto Motto, Massimo Rostagno SERIEs, Journal of the Spanish Economic Society 2010-03-31
The Role of Labor Markets for Euro Area Monetary Policy Kai Christoffel Keith Kuester Tobias Linzert European Economic Review 2009-11-22
The Elasticity of Unemployment with Respect to Benefits Kai Christoffel Keith Kuester Economics Letters 2009-02-09
Resuscitating the Wage Channel in Models with Unemployment Fluctuations Kai Christoffel Keith Kuestrer Journal of Monetary Economics 2008-07-01
Identifying the Influences of Nominal and Real Rigidities in Aggregate Price-Setting Behavior Guenter Coenen, Andrew Levin, Kai Christoffel Journal of Monetary Economics 2007-11-01