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Katrin Assenmacher

Monetary Policy

Division

Monetary Policy Strategy

Current Position

Head of Division

Fields of interest

Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

Email

Katrin.Assenmacher@ecb.europa.eu

Biography

Other current responsibilities
2018

Member, ECB Working Paper Editorial Board

2012-2016

Research Advisory Committee, Czech National Bank

Education
1992-1997

PhD in Economics, University of Bonn, Germany

1987-1992

MA in Economics, University of Bonn, Germany

Professional experience
2010-2016

Head of Division - Monetary Policy Analysis Division, Swiss National Bank, Zurich

2016

Head of Division - Monetary Policy Strategy Division, Directorate General Monetary Policy, European Central Bank

2004-2010

Economist - Research Division, Swiss National Bank, Zurich

1997-2004

Assistant Professor - University of Bonn, Germany

Teaching experience
2007-2016

Empirical Models in Monetary Policy - University of Zurich, Switzerland

2009-2009

Inflation Forecasting with Time Series Models - Central Banker's Course, Study Center Gerzensee, Switzerland

2007-2008

Introduction to Macroeconomics - University of Bern, Switzerland

2001-2002

Advanced Macroeconomics - University of Bonn, Germany

External publications
2021
International Journal of Central Banking
Monetary Policy with Negative Interest Rates: De-linking Cash from Digital Money
  • Assenmacher
  • K. and S. Krogstrup
2018
Credit and Capital Markets
The Swiss Sovereign Money Initiative
  • Assenmacher
  • K. and C. Brand
2017
Journal of Applied Econometrics
Real Exchange Rate Persistence and the Excess Return Puzzle: The Case of Switzerland versus the US
  • Juselius
  • K. and Assenmacher
  • K.
2010
Applied Economics
Forecasting Macro Variables with a Qual VAR Business Cycle Turning Point Index
  • Dueker
  • M. and Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K.
2010
Economic Policy
Monetary Policy and Financial Imbalances: Facts and Fiction
  • Assenmacher.Wesche
  • K. and Gerlach
  • S.
2008
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
Money Growth, Ouptu Gaps and Inflation at Low and High Frequency: Spectral Estimates for Switzerland
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K. and Gerlach
  • S.
2008
Swiss Journal of Economics and Statitsics
Modeling Monetary Transmission in Switzerland with a Structural Cointegrated VAR Model
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K.
2008
Journal of the Japanese and International Economies
Monetary Factors and Inflation in Japan
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K.
  • Gerlach
  • S. and Sekine
  • T.
2008
European Economic Review
Interpreting Euro Area Inflation at Low and High Frequencies
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K. and Gerlach
  • S.
2008
National Institute Economic Review
Forecasting the Swiss Economy Using VECX* Models: An Exercise in Forecast Combination Across Models and Observation Windows
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K. and Pesaran
  • M.H.
2007
Journal of the European Economic Associaition
Money at Low Frequencies
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K. and Gerlach
  • S.
2006
European Economic Review
Estimating Central Banks' Preferences from a Time-Varying Empirical Reaction Function
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K.
2003
Economic Inquiry
European Business Cycles: New Indices and Their Synchronicity
  • Dueker
  • M.
  • and Wesche
  • K.
1997
Open Economies Review
The Stability of European Money Demand: An Investigation of M3
  • Wesche
  • K.
1998
Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg
Die Geldnachfrage in Europa: Aggregationsprobleme und Empirie
  • Wesche
  • K.
2017
Deutsche Bundesbank (ed.), War on Cash: Is there a Future for Cash?
The Use of Large Denomination Banknotes in Switzerland
  • Assenmacher
  • K.
  • Seitz
  • F. and Tenhofen
  • J.
2017
Gürkaynak, R. and Tille, C. (eds), DSGE Models in the Conduct of Policy: Use as Intended
Bridging the gap between structural VAR and DSGE models
  • Assenmacher
  • K.
2013
Oesterreichische Nationalbank (ed.), 41st Economics Conference 2013: A Changing Role for Central Banks
Monetary Policy Since the Financial Crisis: Why Interest Rates Need to Be Low
  • Assenmacher
2013
Di Mauro, F. and Pesaran, M.H. (eds.), The GVAR Handbook: Structure and Applications of a Macro Model of the Global Economy for Policy Analysis
Forecasting the Swiss Economy with a Small GVAR Model
  • Assenmacher
  • K.
2008
Felton, A. and Reinhart, C.M. (eds.), The First Global Financial Crisis of the 21st Century
Can Monetary Policy Really Be Used to Stabilize Asset Prices?
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K. and Gerlach
  • S.
2007
Cobham, D. (ed.), The Travails of the Eurozone
Understanding the Link between Money Growth and Inflation in the Euro Area
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K. and Gerlach
  • S.
2007
Michler, A. and Thieme, H.J. (eds), Systeme monetärer Steuerung: Analyse und Vergleich geldpolitischer Strategien, Schriften zu Ordnungsfragen der Wirtschaft
Determinanten der Geldnachfrage in der Euro-Zone
  • Assenmacher-Wesche
  • K.