Research assistants & interns

Michael Baltensperger

Research assistant

Twitter: @baltensperg

Michael works at Bruegel as a research assistant. He holds a Master’s degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and Bachelor’s degrees in History as well as Business and Economics from the University of Basel.

Prior to joining Bruegel, Michael was as a student research assistant at the Faculty of Business and Economics in Basel, an external collaborator at the International Labour Organization and an intern in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the World Trade Organization.

Michael’s research interests include trade, energy, competition and regional economics.

He is a Swiss citizen, speaks German and English and has a good knowledge of French.

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Blog Post

Euro-area sovereign bond holdings: An update on the impact of quantitative easing

Since the European Central Bank’s announcement of its quantitative easing (QE) programme in January 2015, national central banks have been buying government and national agency bonds. In this post the authors look at the effect of QE on sectoral holdings of government bonds, updating the calculations published initially in May 2016.

By: Michael Baltensperger and Bowen Call Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 20, 2018