Christian Proebsting


Scientific Collaborator


Tel: +41 21 693 00 76 – Fax +41 21 693 00 60

Personal webpage

CV (pdf)


I am a scientific collaborator at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. I received my Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan in 2016. Prior to starting the Ph.D., I received a Diploma (M.A. equivalent) in International Economics from the University of Tuebingen in Germany.


My research interests lie in the area of International Finance and mainly focus on the effects of fiscal, monetary and labor market policy in integrated economies. My research covers both the macroeconomic effects of these policies, as well as their impact on firm behavior. An additional line of research covers mergers and acquisitions in both emerging and developed countries.


Does Austerity Go Along With Internal Devaluations? (with Luisa Lambertini)

Austerity in the Aftermath of the Great Recession (with Christopher L. House and Linda L. Tesar)


Data Appendix

Technical Appendix

Vox column


Working Papers

Regional Effects of Exchange Rate Fluctuations (with Christopher L. House and Linda L. Tesar)

Quantifying the Benefits of Labor Mobility in a Currency Union (with Christopher L. House and Linda L. Tesar)

Online AppendixVox

Publication: Bretton Woods, Brussels, and Beyond: Redesigning the Institutions of Europe

Acquirers and Financial Constraints: Theory and Evidence from Emerging Markets (joint with Rahul Mukherjee)

Are Devaluations Expansionary? – Firm-Level Evidence from Estonia

Work in Progress

Fiscal Policy, Relative Prices and Net Exports in a Currency Union