Dr. Lukas Altermatt

Personal website

Current position
Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Research Fellow at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel

Fields of interest

  •   Macroeconomics
  •   Monetary Theory
  •   Monetary Policy
  •   Financial Stability

Savings, Asset Scarcity, and Monetary Policy, Journal of Economic Theory 182, 329-359.
Working paper version

Working Papers
Inside Money, Investment, and Unconventional Monetary Policy

Bank Lending, Financial Frictions, and Inside Money Creation

Liquidity, the Mundell-Tobin Effect, and the Friedman Rule, with Christian Wipf (University of Bern)

Asset Pricing in Monetary Economies, with Kohei Iwasaki and Randall Wright (both University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Work in Progress
Optimal Monetary Policy under Downward Wage Rigidities, with Mohammed Aït Lahcen (Washington University at St. Louis)

Money, Capital, and Financial Intermediation, with Zijian Wang (University of Western Ontario)

Government Debt and Monetary Policy, with Cyril Monnet (University of Bern)

10/2014 - 01/2019: PhD in the Program ”PhD in Applied Economics”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aleksander Berentsen
Dissertation: “Three Essays on the Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets” (summa cum laude)
2015-2016 Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students, Study Center Gerzensee
2012-2014 Master of Science (MSc) in Business and Economics, Major in Monetary Economics and Financial Markets, University of Basel
2009-2012 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business and Economics, Major in Economics, University of Basel

2012, 2017, 2018: Money, Banking and Payment Systems
2012, 2013, 2017: Einführung in die Spieltheorie und Experimental Economics
2016: Monetary Theory
2016: Seminar in Monetary Economics
2012: Bachelorseminar Game Theory in Business and Economics