Senior Research Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Christoffer Koch is a senior research economist in the banking and finance group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas specializing in macroeconomics, money and banking. He joined the Dallas Fed in 2011. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Andrews and received a MPhil and DPhil in economics from Oxford University.
- “Benford’s Law and COVID-19 Reporting,” with Ken Okamura, Economics Letters, vol. 196, November 2020, 109573. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109573.
- “Why Does the FDIC Sue?” with Ken Okamura, Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 59, December 2019, pp. 255-275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2017.06.009.
- “Big Banks, Idiosyncratic Volatility, and Systemic Risk,” with Ricardo T. Fernholz, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, vol. 107, no. 5, May 2017, pp. 603-607. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20171007.
- “Heterogeneous Bank Lending Responses to Monetary Policy: New Evidence from a Real-Time Identification,” with John C. Bluedorn and Christopher Bowdler, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13, no. 1, February 2017, pp. 95-149.
- “Economic Policy Uncertainty and the Credit Channel: Aggregate and Bank Level US Evidence Over Several Decades,” with Michael D. Bordo and John V. Duca, Journal of Financial Stability, vol. 26, October 2016, pp. 90-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2016.07.002.
- “Bank Leverage and Regulatory Regimes: Evidence from the Great Depression and Great Recession,” with Gary Richardson and Patrick Van Horn, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, vol. 106, no. 5, May 2016, pp. 538-542. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20161045.
- “Deposit Interest Rate Ceilings as Credit Supply Shifters: Bank Level Evidence on the Effects of Regulation Q,” Journal of Banking & Finance, vol. 61, December 2015, pp. 316-326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2015.09.006.
- “Firm Growth and Firm Size,” with Mark Rogers and Christian Helmers, Applied Economics Letters, vol. 17, no. 16, 2010, pp. 1547-1550. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504850903085043.
- “Payments Crises and Consequences,” with Qian Chen, Padma Sharma and Gary G. Richardson, NBER Working Paper no. 27733, August 2020.
- “Mobility and Engagement Following the SARS-Cov-2 Outbreak,” with Tyler Atkinson, Jim Dolmas, Evan Koenig, Karel Mertens, Anthony Murphy and Kei-Mu Yi, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Working Paper no. 2014, May 2020.
- “Countercylical Capital Buffers: A Cautionary Tale,” with Gary G. Richardson and Patrick Van Horn, NBER Working Paper no. 26710, January 2020.
- “The Rank Effect for Commodities,” with Ricardo T. Fernholz, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Working Paper no. 1607, August 2016.
- “Why Are Big Banks Getting Bigger?” with Ricardo T. Fernholz, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Working Paper no. 1604, February 2016.
Dallas Fed Publications
- “Dallas Fed Mobility and Engagement Index Gives Insight into COVID-19’s Economic Impact,” with Tyler Atkinson, Jim Dolmas, Evan Koenig, Karel Mertens, Anthony Murphy and Kei-Mu Yi, Dallas Fed Economics, May 21, 2020.
- “In Uncertain Times, Fed Sometimes Turns to ‘Insurance’,” with Jackson Crawford, Dallas Fed Economics, August 13, 2019.
- “Impact of Macroeconomic Surprises Changed After Zero Lower Bound,” with Julieta Yung, Economic Letter, 12(8), 2017.
- “Bank Asset Concentration Not Necessarily Cause for Worry,” with Ricardo T. Fernholz, Economic Letter, 12(7), 2017.
- “Blockchain Technology Disrupting Traditional Records Systems,” with Gina C. Pieters, Financial Insights, 6(2), second quarter 2017.
- “Liquidity Mismatch Helps Predict Bank Failure and Distress,” with J.B. Cooke and Anthony Murphy, Economic Letter, 10(6), 2015.
- “Weakly Capitalized Banks Slowed Lending Recovery After Recession,” with J.B. Cooke, Economic Letter, 9(1), 2014.
- “Regulatory Burden Rising,” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Annual Report, 2012.
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