Adrian Alter

Last Updated: September 12, 2020

Adrian Alter

Adrian Alter is an economist in the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM) where he has primarily contributed to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Since joining the Fund in 2013 as part of the Economist Program, he has had extensive operational exposure to monetary, financial, and fiscal issues through participation in Article IV, Program Review, and FSAP missions, including for Serbia, Russia, Canada, and Singapore. Prior to joining the Fund, he held several research fellowships and internship positions at the ECB, Deutsche Bundesbank, and UBS Investment Bank. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Konstanz, Germany and a Masters in finance from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland. In summer 2016, Adrian attended the Program on Financial Stability at the Yale School of Management. His research interests include macro-financial topics such as corporate finance, housing market issues, macroprudential policies, financial sector risks, and financial markets.

Email: AALTER@imf.org

Personal WebPage: https://sites.google.com/view/adrianalter/home

Fluent In: French, Romanian.

Education:

2016 - Program on Financial Stability, Summer Institute, Yale School of Management, New Haven

2013 - PhD in Quantitative Economics and Finance (magna cum laude), University of Konstanz, Germany

2009 - MSc in Finance, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland


Previous Experience:

2012/05 – 2012/11: European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (PhD Internship) Financial Stability Surveillance Department (DG-F) – contributed to the Financial Stability Review - Dec 2012, Surveillance Notes, the European Banking Union

2011/07 – 2012/04: Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Visiting Scholar) Banking Supervision Department – analyzed interbank interconnectedness, systemic risk, and bank capital buffers from a network perspective using the German Credit Register

2009/02 – 2009/07: UBS Investment Bank, Zürich, Switzerland (Internship) European Equities Trading Floor – contributed to reports for the Swiss Equities Management using data applications such as Bloomberg and Reuters


Referee Activities:

Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of International Money and Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance


Seminar Presentation:

"Policies to Harness Global Financial Interconnectedness" joint BIS-BOE-ECB-IMF Workshop, Basel, April 2019; 2018 IFABS Conference, July, Porto, Portugal; “Unconventional Monetary Policy: Lessons Learned” Conference at Hong Kong Monetary Authority; “Measurement and Control of Systemic Risk” Workshop at HEC Montreal; IFABS 2017 Oxford Conference, seminars at Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, European Central Bank, Final Marie Curie Conference - Konstanz, 6th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics , "Convergence, Interconnectedness, and Crises: Insurance and Banking” Conference - Philadelphia, 11th Annual Bank Research Conference - FDIC and JFSR


Field of Expertise:

Banking

Macro-Financial Issues

International Finance

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Non-Primary Home Buyers, Shadow Banking, and the US Housing Market , Working Paper No. 20/174 , August 28, 2020

Household Debt and House Prices-at-risk: A Tale of Two Countries , Working Paper No. 20/42 , February 28, 2020

Digging Deeper--Evidence on the Effects of Macroprudential Policies from a New Database , Working Paper No. 19/66 , March 22, 2019

Growth at Risk: Concept and Application in IMF Country Surveillance , Working Paper No. 19/36 , February 21, 2019

House Price Synchronicity, Banking Integration, and Global Financial Conditions , Working Paper No. 18/250 , November 28, 2018

Understanding the Macro-Financial Effects of Household Debt: A Global Perspective , Working Paper No. 18/76 , April 06, 2018

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion , Working Paper No. 15/236 , November 10, 2015

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC , Working Paper No. 15/235 , November 09, 2015

Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo , African Departmental Paper No. 15/2 , February 11, 2015

Centrality-based Capital Allocations , Working Paper No. 14/237 , December 24, 2014

IMF Country Reports

2020 - Republic of Serbia - Fourth Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument, Country Report No. 20/270, IMF, Washington DC, 2020 August.

2019 - Republic of Serbia - Third Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument, Country Report 19/369, IMF, Washington DC, 2019 December.

2019 - Canada - Financial Sector Assessment Program, Country Report 19/177, IMF, Washington DC, 2019 June.

2016 – Russian Federation – IMF Country Report No. 16/231 – Financial System Stability Assessment

2016 – Russian Federation – IMF Country Report 16/306 – Financial Sector Assessment Program – Technical Note – Stress Testing

2014 - Republic of Congo – IMF Country Report No. 14/272

iMFdirect Blog Posts

What the Fed Rate Rise Means for Corporate Debt in Emerging Markets

Selected Issue

2015 – CEMAC – IMF Country Report No. 15/308

Other Published Materials

Global Financial Stability Report - House Price Synchronization: What Role for Financial Factors?, April 2018.

Global Financial Stability Report - Household Debt and Financial Stability, October 2017.

Global Financial Stability Report - Are Countries Losing Control of Domestic Financial Conditions?, April 2017.

Global Financial Stability Report - Corporate Governance, Investor Protection, and Financial Stability in Emerging Markets, October 2016.

Global Financial Stability Report - The Growing Importance of Financial Spillovers from Emerging Market Economies, April 2016.

Global Financial Stability Report - Corporate Leverage in Emerging Markets — A Concern?, October 2015.

Regional Economic Outlook -Sub-Saharan Africa - Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth, April 2014.

Adrian Alter

Adrian Alter is an economist in the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM) where he has primarily contributed to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Since joining the Fund in 2013 as part of the Economist Program, he has had extensive operational exposure to monetary, financial, and fiscal issues through participation in Article IV, Program Review, and FSAP missions, including for Serbia, Russia, Canada, and Singapore. Prior to joining the Fund, he held several research fellowships and internship positions at the ECB, Deutsche Bundesbank, and UBS Investment Bank. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Konstanz, Germany and a Masters in finance from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland. In summer 2016, Adrian attended the Program on Financial Stability at the Yale School of Management. His research interests include macro-financial topics such as corporate finance, housing market issues, macroprudential policies, financial sector risks, and financial markets.

Email: AALTER@imf.org

Personal WebPage: https://sites.google.com/view/adrianalter/home

Fluent In: French, Romanian.

Education:

2016 - Program on Financial Stability, Summer Institute, Yale School of Management, New Haven

2013 - PhD in Quantitative Economics and Finance (magna cum laude), University of Konstanz, Germany

2009 - MSc in Finance, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland


Previous Experience:

2012/05 – 2012/11: European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (PhD Internship) Financial Stability Surveillance Department (DG-F) – contributed to the Financial Stability Review - Dec 2012, Surveillance Notes, the European Banking Union

2011/07 – 2012/04: Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Visiting Scholar) Banking Supervision Department – analyzed interbank interconnectedness, systemic risk, and bank capital buffers from a network perspective using the German Credit Register

2009/02 – 2009/07: UBS Investment Bank, Zürich, Switzerland (Internship) European Equities Trading Floor – contributed to reports for the Swiss Equities Management using data applications such as Bloomberg and Reuters


Referee Activities:

Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of International Money and Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance


Seminar Presentation:

"Policies to Harness Global Financial Interconnectedness" joint BIS-BOE-ECB-IMF Workshop, Basel, April 2019; 2018 IFABS Conference, July, Porto, Portugal; “Unconventional Monetary Policy: Lessons Learned” Conference at Hong Kong Monetary Authority; “Measurement and Control of Systemic Risk” Workshop at HEC Montreal; IFABS 2017 Oxford Conference, seminars at Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, European Central Bank, Final Marie Curie Conference - Konstanz, 6th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics , "Convergence, Interconnectedness, and Crises: Insurance and Banking” Conference - Philadelphia, 11th Annual Bank Research Conference - FDIC and JFSR


Field of Expertise:

Banking

Macro-Financial Issues

International Finance

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Non-Primary Home Buyers, Shadow Banking, and the US Housing Market , Working Paper No. 20/174 , August 28, 2020

Household Debt and House Prices-at-risk: A Tale of Two Countries , Working Paper No. 20/42 , February 28, 2020

Digging Deeper--Evidence on the Effects of Macroprudential Policies from a New Database , Working Paper No. 19/66 , March 22, 2019

Growth at Risk: Concept and Application in IMF Country Surveillance , Working Paper No. 19/36 , February 21, 2019

House Price Synchronicity, Banking Integration, and Global Financial Conditions , Working Paper No. 18/250 , November 28, 2018

Understanding the Macro-Financial Effects of Household Debt: A Global Perspective , Working Paper No. 18/76 , April 06, 2018

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion , Working Paper No. 15/236 , November 10, 2015

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC , Working Paper No. 15/235 , November 09, 2015

Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo , African Departmental Paper No. 15/2 , February 11, 2015

Centrality-based Capital Allocations , Working Paper No. 14/237 , December 24, 2014

IMF Country Reports

2020 - Republic of Serbia - Fourth Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument, Country Report No. 20/270, IMF, Washington DC, 2020 August.

2019 - Republic of Serbia - Third Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument, Country Report 19/369, IMF, Washington DC, 2019 December.

2019 - Canada - Financial Sector Assessment Program, Country Report 19/177, IMF, Washington DC, 2019 June.

2016 – Russian Federation – IMF Country Report No. 16/231 – Financial System Stability Assessment

2016 – Russian Federation – IMF Country Report 16/306 – Financial Sector Assessment Program – Technical Note – Stress Testing

2014 - Republic of Congo – IMF Country Report No. 14/272

iMFdirect Blog Posts

What the Fed Rate Rise Means for Corporate Debt in Emerging Markets

Selected Issue

2015 – CEMAC – IMF Country Report No. 15/308

Other Published Materials

Global Financial Stability Report - House Price Synchronization: What Role for Financial Factors?, April 2018.

Global Financial Stability Report - Household Debt and Financial Stability, October 2017.

Global Financial Stability Report - Are Countries Losing Control of Domestic Financial Conditions?, April 2017.

Global Financial Stability Report - Corporate Governance, Investor Protection, and Financial Stability in Emerging Markets, October 2016.

Global Financial Stability Report - The Growing Importance of Financial Spillovers from Emerging Market Economies, April 2016.

Global Financial Stability Report - Corporate Leverage in Emerging Markets — A Concern?, October 2015.

Regional Economic Outlook -Sub-Saharan Africa - Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth, April 2014.

Publications in Journals (Refereed)

Emerging Market Corporate Leverage and Global Financial Conditions – with Selim Elekdag, Journal of Corporate Finance, 02/2020.

Centrality-based Capital Allocations – with Ben R. Craig and Peter Raupach, International Journal of Central Banking, June 2015: 329–377.

The Dynamics of Spillover Effects during the European Sovereign Debt Turmoil – with Andreas Beyer, Journal of Banking & Finance, Volume 42, May 2014, pp. 134–153.

Credit Spread Interdependencies of European States and Banks during the Financial Crisis – with Yves S. Schüler (ECB), Journal of Banking & Finance, Volume 36, Issue 12, December 2012, pp. 3444–3468.

Public Investment in a Developing Country with Depleting Natural Resources – with Dalia Hakura and Matteo Ghilardi – Journal of African Economies.