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My VoxEU-columns

Growing like Germany: How high local public debt and local public banks crowd out private investment,
with Michael Stiefel and Iryna Stewen,, May 2021.

Banking integration in the EMU: Let’s get real!, with Egor Maslov, Bent E. Sorensen and Iryna Stewen,, Jan. 2019

‘Hedging macroeconomic risk in the Eurozone: Fiscal union versus capital markets’, with Bent Sorensen,, Nov. 2012.

‘Manifesto for a banking union by economists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland’,, Jul. 2012.

‘How can European banks learn from the US?’ with Iryna Stewen,, Feb. 2012

‘How Europe should harness market forces to deal with sovereign credit risk’

‘The macroeconomic benefits of mortgage-backed securities’, with Thomas Nitschka,,  Jun. 2009.


Frequent Interview partner for German-language (SRF) and Italian-language (RSI) Swiss television and radio. For a full list and archive of appearances on these channels see here (SRF) and here (RSI).

Interview with Swiss TV station TELE Z  about the impact of sanctions on Russia and the world economy, 21 March 2022.

Interviews with Radio della Svizzerao Italiana (RSI — here and here) on the first effects of sanctions on Russia, Swiss participation and the role of China, 28 February 2022  (in German and Italian).

‘6 open source teaching tools for virtual classrooms‘,, 20 April 2020.

‘Schweizer Verhältnis zu Europa wird nicht einfacher’, Interview with Handelszeitung, May 9th, 2017.

Die schweizerische Geldpolitik im Dilemma (PDF, 1.3 MB) , NZZ, January 17, 2015.

‘Das Bankgeschäft sollte wieder langweilig werden’ (PDF, 674 KB)Der Bund / Tages-Anzeiger, December 20, 2012.

‘Banken von Staaten entkoppeln’ (PDF, 121 KB)Finanz und Wirtschaft, Nr. 55, July 11, 2012.

‘Sichere Anleihen sind eine Fehlannahme’ (PDF, 2.62 MB)Stocks, Nr. 2, January 20 – February 2, 2012.

‘Was soll ein Franken mindestens kosten?’ (PDF, 851 KB)Tages-Anzeiger, August 11, 2011.

‘Globalisierte Finanzmärkte mildern die Folgen der Kreditkrise’ (PDF, 219 KB)Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Nr. 173, July 26/27, 2008.