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Kai Christoffel

Economics

Division

Forecasting and Policy Modelling

Current Position

Senior Lead Economist

Fields of interest

Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Mathematical and Quantitative Methods, Labour Economics

Email

kai.christoffel@ecb.europa.eu

Biography

Other current responsibilities
2017-2020

Development of the ECB-MC multi country model

Education
2001-2005

PhD in Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt (Adviser: Volker Wieland)

1997-1999

Postgraduate Studies in Economics at Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna

Professional experience
2020

Senior Lead Economist - Forecasting and Policy Modelling Division, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank

2017-2019

Principal Economist - Forecasting and Policy Modelling Division, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank

2012-2017

Principal Economist - Monetary Research Division, Directorate General Research, European Central Bank

2011-2012

Senior Economist - Monetary Research Division, Directorate General Research, European Central Bank

2009-2011

Senior Economist - Econometric Modelling Division, Monetary Research Division, Directorate General Research, European Central Bank

2004-2009

Economist - Econometric Modelling Division, Monetary Research Division, Directorate General Research, European Central Bank

2003-2004

Researcher (part-time) - Research Center of Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Germany

2001-2004

Research and Teaching Assistant - Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

1999-2001

Economist - Modelling and Forecasting Unit; Directorate Economics, Austrian Nationalbank, Vienna

ECB publications
27 November 2020
23 June 2020
16 September 2019
19 May 2015
23 April 2013
20 December 2011
5 May 2010
15 May 2009
24 March 2009
13 October 2008
26 August 2008
9 June 2006
25 November 2005
External publications
2016
Journal of Applied Econometrics
Marginalized Predictive Likelihood Comparisons of Linear Gaussian State‐Space Models with Applications to DSGE, DSGE‐VAR, and VAR Models
  • Warne A.
  • Coenen G. and Christoffel K.
2010
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
The Role of Real Wage Rigidity and Labor Market Frictions for Inflation Persistence
  • Christoffel K. and Linzert T.
2010
SERIEs, Journal of the Spanish Economic Society
The use of DSGE models at the ECB
  • Smets F.
  • Christoffel K.
  • Coenen G.
  • Motto R. and Rostagno M.
2010
European Economic Review
The Role of Labor Markets for Euro Area Monetary Policy
  • Christoffel K.
  • Kuester K. and Linzert T.
2009
Economics Letters
The Elasticity of Unemployment with Respect to Benefits
  • Christoffel K. and Kuester K.
2008
Journal of Monetary Economics
Resuscitating the Wage Channel in Models with Unemployment Fluctuations
  • Christoffel K. and Kuester K.
2007
Journal of Monetary Economics
Identifying the Influences of Nominal and Real Rigidities in Aggregate Price-Setting Behavior
  • Coenen G.
  • Levin A.
  • and Christoffel K.
2011
Oxford Handbook on Economic Forecasting
Forecasting with DSGE models
  • Christoffel K.
  • Coenen G. and Warne A.