Benjamin Guin

Economist - Prudential Policy Directorate

Biography

Benjamin is a Senior Economist in our Prudential Policy Directorate. He joined the Bank in August 2016.

His current research examines the intersection of bank regulation, real estate and household finance with focus on aspects of climate risks, credit risk and policy evaluation.

He contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of the regulatory framework of banks.

He has supported working groups of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the European Banking Authority (EBA).

Benjamin is also one of the organisers of our research seminar series.  

Before joining us, Benjamin completed several short-term placements at the European Central Bank (ECB), Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and Deutsche Bundesbank.

Benjamin holds a PhD in Economics and Finance from the University of St.Gallen (HSG). He was a Chazen Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, Graduate School of Business.

Benjamin's selected academic publications

Risk differentials between green and brown assets? – with P Korhonen and S Moktan, Economics Letters (2022). 
High water, no marks? Biased lending after extreme weather – with N Garbarino, Journal of Financial Stability (2021).
Deposit Withdrawals from Distressed Banks: Client Relationships Matter – with M Brown and S Morkoetter, Journal of Financial Stability (2020).
Microfinance Banks and Financial Inclusion – with M Brown and K Kirschenmann, Review of Finance (2016).  
The Exposure of Mortgage Borrowers to Interest Rate Risk and House Price Risk – Evidence from Swiss Loan Application Data – with M Brown, Swiss Journal of Economics & Statistics (2015).

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