Alina Kristin Bartscher

Research Economist
Fields of interest: Applied Economics, Household Finance, Macroeconomics, Inequality, Labor and Demographic Economics, Monetary Policy

Professional Experience

Research Economist, Danmarks Nationalbank, 2021 -


Ph.D., Economics, University of Bonn, 2021
M.Sc., Economics, University of Mannheim, 2015
B.A., Economics and Communication Science, University of Münster, 2012


"It Takes Two to Borrow: The Effects of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act on Housing, Credit, and Labor market Decisions of Married Couples," The Review of Financial Studies (forthcoming).

"Social Capital and the Spread of COVID-19: Insights from European Countries," with S. Seitz, S. Siegloch, M. Slotwinski and N. Wehrhöfer, Journal of Health Economics, 80: 102531, (2021)

"The College Wealth Divide: Education and Inequality in America, 1956-2016," with Moritz Kuhn and Moritz Schularick, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 102(1): 19-49, (2020)

Working Papers

"Monetary Policy and Racial Inequality," with Moritz Kuhn, Moritz Schularick and Paul Wachtel

"Modigliani Meets Minsky: Inequality, Debt, and Financial Fragility in America, 1950-2016," with Moritz Kuhn, Moritz Schularick and Ulrike I. Steins