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SAFE Newsletter Q2 2015 (pdf download) Content: Research  Giuliano Curatola "Loss Aversion, Habit Formation, and the Term Structures of Equity and Interest Rates" Simone Wies, Christine Moorman "Going Public: How Stock Market Participation Changes Firm Innovation Behavior" Interview Raimond Maurer...[more]

Michael Kühnel has won the Career Prize of the DZ BANK Group 2015 in the Category master theses. He was awarded for his work on „‘Too-Big-To-Fail‘ Effect in Equity, CDS and Bond Markets“, supervised by Prof. Dr. Jan Pieter Krahnen. Irina Gemmo won the third prize for her master thesis on “Participating Insurance Contracts as a Risk Management Tool for Life Insurers”. Her supervisor was Prof. Dr....[more]

Development of financial institutions was better than expected but growth of earnings slowed down considerably The business situation in the financial sector has been evaluated positively during the first quarter of 2015 – similar to the previous quarter. Reaching 115.5 points, the CFS Index, which measures the condition of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, remained almost at...[more]

Anlässlich eines Gesprächs mit SAFE Wissenschaftlern im Rahmen eines SAFE Policy Center Workshops im House of Finance betonte der Hessische Finanzminister Dr. Thomas Schäfer, dass das Forschungszentrum bedeutsame wissenschaftliche Aufbauarbeit leiste, um die Mechanismen der internationalen Finanzmärkte noch besser zu verstehen und Krisen frühzeitiger begegnen zu können. „Politik findet nicht im...[more]

Der Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt darf weiterhin das begehrte Gütesiegel der Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) tragen. Bereits zum zweiten Mal nach 2010 hat die AACSB den Fachbereich erfolgreich re-akkreditiert. Im Januar 2005 wurden die Frankfurter Wirtschaftswissenschaften – als damals dritte Lehreinrichtung in Deutschland –...[more]

With effect from 1 April 2015, Günther Gebhardt, research professor of the SAFE Policy Center and “senior professor” of accounting and auditing at Goethe University Frankfurt, has been appointed to the Technical Expert Group of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG TEG) for a period of two years. EFRAG TEG is an independent expert group composed of up to sixteen honorary members...[more]

In a SAFE Policy Center Lecture on 25 March, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board of Société Générale and former ECB board member, addressed the question of why the recovery after the financial crisis has slowed down in the Eurozone compared to the United States. The talk was hosted and moderated by Hans-Helmut Kotz, Program Director of the SAFE Policy Center. Bini Smaghi outlined that...[more]

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