Christoph Basten

University of Zurich

Rämistrasse 71

Zürich, CH-8006

Switzerland

Swiss Finance Institute

c/o University of Geneva

40 Bd du Pont-d'Arve

CH-1211 Geneva 4

Switzerland

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

How Banks Respond to Negative Interest Rates: Evidence from the Swiss Exemption Threshold

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6901
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 19 Apr 2018
Christoph Basten and Mike Mariathasan
University of Zurich and KU Leuven- Faculty of Economics & Business
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monetary policy transmission, negative interest rates, bank profitability, risk-taking, bank lending, Basel III

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Higher Bank Capital Requirements and Mortgage Pricing: Evidence from the Countercyclical Capital Buffer (CCB)

BIS Working Paper No. 511
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Sep 2015
Christoph Basten and Cathérine Koch
University of Zurich and Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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banks, macroprudential policy, capital requirements, mortgage pricing

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Marx vs. Weber: Does Religion Affect Politics and the Economy?

ECB Working Paper No. 1393
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 Nov 2011
Christoph Basten and Frank Betz
University of Zurich and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Max Weber, culture, protestant work ethic, political preferences, regression discontinuity design

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Beyond Work Ethic: Religion, Individual and Political Preferences

KOF Working Papers No. 309
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2012
Christoph Basten and Frank Betz
University of Zurich and European Union - European Investment Bank
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Max Weber, culture, protestant work ethic, political preferences, regression discontinuity design

The Geography of Mortgage Lending in Times of FinTech

Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper No. 19-39, August 2019
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 09 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2020
Christoph Basten and Steven Ongena
University of Zurich and University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance
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Mortgage Lending, Spatial Competition, Credit Risk Diversification, Banking Automation, FinTech, Online Pricing, Bartik instrument, Pandemic

The Geography of Mortgage Lending in Times of Fintech

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14918
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Christoph Basten and Steven Ongena
University of Zurich and University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance
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Banking Automation, Bartik instrument, Credit Risk Diversification, Fintech, Mortgage lending, Online Pricing, Pandemic, spatial competition

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Do Immigrants Take or Create Residents’ Jobs? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Switzerland

KOF Working Papers No. 335
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 14 Jun 2013
Christoph Basten and Michael Siegenthaler
University of Zurich and ETH Zürich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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Immigration, native employment, labor shortage, shift-share instrument

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Higher Bank Capital Requirements and Mortgage Pricing: Evidence from the Counter-Cyclical Capital Buffer

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 169
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 30 Jul 2014
Christoph Basten and Cathérine Koch
University of Zurich and Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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bank lending, mortgage market

Income Taxes, Sorting, and the Costs of Housing: Evidence from Municipal Boundaries in Switzerland

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4896
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Aug 2014
Christoph Basten, Maximilian von Ehrlich and Andrea Lassmann
University of Zurich, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Center for Economic Studies (CES) and ETH Zürich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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local taxation, income taxation, housing prices, income sorting, boundary discontinuity design, spatial differencing

Income Taxes, Sorting, and the Costs of Housing: Evidence from Municipal Boundaries in Switzerland

KOF Working Paper No. 362
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
Christoph Basten, Maximilian von Ehrlich and Andrea Lassmann
University of Zurich, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Center for Economic Studies (CES) and ETH Zürich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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Local taxation, income taxation, housing prices, income sorting, boundary discontinuity design, spatial differencing

Income Taxes, Sorting and the Costs of Housing: Evidence from Municipal Boundaries in Switzerland

The Economic Journal, Vol. 127, Issue 601, pp. 653-687, 2017
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 May 2017
Christoph Basten, Maximilian von Ehrlich and Andrea Lassmann
University of Zurich, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Center for Economic Studies (CES) and ETH Zürich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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The Causal Effect of House Prices on Mortgage Demand and Mortgage Supply

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 140
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Feb 2014
Christoph Basten and Cathérine Koch
University of Zurich and Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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House prices, mortgage demand, mortgage supply, instrumental variables

Saving and Portfolio Allocation Before and after Job Loss

KOF Swiss Economic Institute Working Paper No. 298
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Feb 2012
Christoph Basten, Andreas Fagereng and Kjetil Telle
University of Zurich, BI Norwegian Business School and Statistics Norway - Research Department
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unemployment, precautionary saving, consumption smoothing, household portfolios, portfolio allocation, optimal unemployment insurance

Saving and Portfolio Allocation Before and After Job Loss

Statistics Norway Discussion Paper No. 672
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Jan 2012
Christoph Basten, Andreas Fagereng and Kjetil Telle
University of Zurich, BI Norwegian Business School and Statistics Norway - Research Department
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unemployment, precautionary saving, consumption smoothing, household portfolios, portfolio allocation, optimal unemployment insurance

Cash-on-Hand and the Duration of Job Search: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Norway

KOF Swiss Economic Institute Working Paper No. 299
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Feb 2012
Christoph Basten, Andreas Fagereng and Kjetil Telle
University of Zurich, BI Norwegian Business School and Statistics Norway - Research Department
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Unemployment, Optimal Unemployment Insurance, Liquidity Constraints, Mental Accounting, Severance Pay, Regression Discontinuity Design

Cash-on-Hand and the Duration of Job Search: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Norway

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3898
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Christoph Basten, Andreas Fagereng and Kjetil Telle
University of Zurich, BI Norwegian Business School and Statistics Norway - Research Department
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unemployment, optimal unemployment insurance, liquidity constraints, mental accounting, severance pay, regression discontinuity design

Cash-on-Hand and the Duration of Job Search: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Norway.

Statistics Norway Working Paper No. 679
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Feb 2012
Christoph Basten, Andreas Fagereng and Kjetil Telle
University of Zurich, BI Norwegian Business School and Statistics Norway - Research Department
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Unemployment, Optimal Unemployment Insurance, Liquidity Constraints, Mental Accounting, Severance Pay, Regression Discontinuity Design

Cash‐On‐Hand and the Duration of Job Search: Quasi‐Experimental Evidence from Norway

The Economic Journal, Vol. 124, Issue 576, pp. 540-568, 2014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 May 2014
Christoph Basten, Andreas Fagereng and Kjetil Telle
University of Zurich, BI Norwegian Business School and Statistics Norway - Research Department
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How Do Banks and Households Manage Interest Rate Risk? Evidence from the Swiss Mortgage Market

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6649
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Christoph Basten, Benjamin Guin and Cathérine Koch
University of Zurich, Bank of England and Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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Fixed-Rate Mortgage (FRM), Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM), fixation period, maturity mismatch, interest rate risk, credit risk, duration

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Real Effects of Rating Standards for Catastrophic Risks

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2020
University of Zurich, University of St. Gallen - I.VW-HSG and California State University, Fullerton - Department of Finance
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credit rating agencies, rating standards, insurance, catastrophic risk

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The Causal Effect of House Prices on Mortgage Demand and Mortgage Supply: Evidence from Switzerland

BIS Working Paper No. 555
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Apr 2016
Christoph Basten and Cathérine Koch
University of Zurich and Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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House prices, mortgage demand, mortgage supply, IV

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How Do Banks and Households Manage Interest Rate Risk? Evidence from Mortgage Applications and Banks’ Responses

Bank of England Working Paper No. 733
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Jun 2018
Christoph Basten, Benjamin Guin and Cathérine Koch
University of Zurich, Bank of England and Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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Interest rate risk, credit risk, maturity mismatch, duration, fixation period, repricing frequency, fixed-rate mortgage, adjustable rate mortgage

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The Demand and Supply of Mortgage Fixation Periods. Managing Interest Rate Risk and Credit Risk in a Low Rate Environment

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Jan 2017
Benjamin Guin, Christoph Basten and Cathérine Koch
Bank of England, University of Zurich and Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Mortgages, Fixation Period