Petra Gerlach-Kristen

Economic Analysis | Associate Research Professor
Petra Gerlach-Kristen received her doctorate in economics from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Before joining the ESRI, Petra worked at the Bank for International Settlements and the Swiss National Bank. Most of her research is policy oriented, focussing on inflation, output and interest rates, but she has also contributed to the theoretical literature on monetary policy committees. At the ESRI, Petra was working on the impact of financial factors on the macro economy. She was also teaching at Trinity College. Download CV.
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Tel: +353 1 8632000


Latest Publications:
  • Determinants of mortgage arrears in Europe: evidence from household microdata
  • The Role of Credit in the Housing Market
  • Consumption and Credit Constraints: A Model and Evidence for Ireland
  • How do banking crises affect aggregate consumption? Evidence from international crisis episodes
  • SME Debt and Interest Costs in Ireland
  • SME Credit Constraints and Macroeconomic Effects
  • The effect of unemployment, arrears and negative equity on consumption: Ireland in 2009/10
  • Younger and Older Households in the Crisis
  • Measuring Credit Constraints for Irish SMEs
  • Risiken einer steigenden Wohneigentumsquote (Risks of a rising home ownership rate)

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