University of Basel to host CEBRA secretariat, Rahel Braun appointed as General Manager and Andreas Freitag appointed as Research Program Manager & Associate Treasurer

It is a great pleasure to announce that since 01.01.2017, the secretariat of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA) is hosted by the Chair of Macroeconomics at the University of Basel.

Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland. The Chair of Macroeconomics is part of the Faculty of Business and Economics, which was established in 1995. It is currently held by Prof. Dr. Sarah Marit Lein. She holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Konstanz, and a PhD from the University of Zurich and also completed the doctoral program at the Study Center Gerzensee. Her research interests include monetary policy, business cycles, empirical macroeconomics and applied econometrics.

The new postal and physical address of CEBRA is:

Central Bank Research Association

University of Basel, Faculty of Business and Economics,

Chair of Macroeconomics, Office 4.38,

Peter Merian-Weg 6

4002 Basel, Switzerland

Along with the establishment of the Secretariat, we are further happy to announce the following appointments:

Rahel Braun appointed as General Manager

Rahel Braun holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Berne and started her PhD at the University of Basel in 2015. Currently, she is attending  the doctoral Program held at the Study Center Gerzensee. Her research interests are empirical macroeconomics.

Andreas Freitag appointed as Research Program Manager & Associate Treasurer

Andreas Freitag holds a MSc in Economics and Finance from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and started his PhD at the University of Basel in 2015. He is currently working at the Bank for International Settlements as a PhD research assistant and is completing the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics held at the Study Center Gerzensee. His research interests are in macroeconomics, macro-financial linkages and regulation.