Marlene Amstad

Professor Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Marlene Amstad is Professor of Practice in Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-SZ) and Co-Director of the Center for Financial Technology and Social Finance at the Shenzhen Finance Institute (SFI). She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER).

She was Deputy Director at the Swiss National Bank and their Head of Investment Strategy and Financial Market Analysis, Regional Advisor at Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Hong Kong, research fellow at the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At the Fed NY she developed the “Fed New York staff underlying inflation gauge (UIG)” which is published monthly. At Credit Suisse she built quantitative credit risk models and developed business cycle indicators at KOF-Swiss Economic Institute.

Her research interests are Money, Banking and Financial Markets. She publishes in refereed and policy oriented journals such as Journal of International Money and Finance, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economic Policy Review and BIS Quarterly Review. She taught at University of Bern and Tsinghua University.

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