Prof. Dr. Yvan Lengwiler

Prof. Dr. Yvan Lengwiler is professor for economics. His research interests are monetary policy and financial market regulation.

He is member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), Vice President of the Investment Committee of the Pension Fund of the Government Personell of Basel-City (Pensionskasse Basel-Stadt, PKBS) and member of the Investment Committee of the pension fund of Manor & Jumbo.

He studied economics and got his PhD from University of St. Gallen in 1994. He was Research Consultant at the Swiss National Bank (1994-2001) and Assistant Professor at the University of Basel (2001-2005). Since 2005 he is Full Professor at the University of Basel. From 2013 to 2016 he was Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics.


The bail-out [...] was no mistake. The mistake happened before, when we allowed banks to become as large and risky that in the end, they can threaten the entire economy.

Yvan Lengwiler, 2011, Hearing Too-Big-Too-Fail, EATC of the Swiss Council of States

Selected Publications

A complete list of publications is accessible here.

Intelligible Factors for the Yield Curve, 2010.
Journal of Econometrics 157 (2), 481-491.
With Carlos Lenz.

Auctions and Corruption: An Analysis of Bid Rigging by a Corrupt Auctioneer, 2010.
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 34 (10), 1872-1892
With Elmar Wolfstetter.

Heterogeneous Patience and the Term Structure of Real Interest Rates, 2005.
American Economic Review
95 (3), 890-896.

Payment Obligations, Liquidity Management, and the Demand for Central Bank Balances, 2003.
Journal of Monetary Economics 50 (2), 419-432.
With Daniel Heller.

The Multiple Unit Auction with Variable Supply, 1999.
Economic Theory 14 (2), 373-392.