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The price of one bitcoin rose from around USD 1,000 in early 2017 to almost USD 20,000 by December. With several peaks and troughs in the meantime, by mid-January bitcoin had shed around 40% of its value. According to a recent survey by the Center for Financial Studies, the majority of the German financial industry does not believe this price trend is justified – 81% of respondents agree...[more]

Financial industry reports: Strong growth in revenues and earnings / Employee numbers on an upward trend / Investment volume declines slightly, but remains at a high level The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, rises by 5.9 points to 120.1 points. This hugely positive development can primarily be attributed to the high...[more]

House of Finance Professorin erhält Förderung in Höhe von 2,5 Millionen Euro [more]

Bubbles are rare events. When they pop, the consequences can be devastating – but sometimes, hardly anything happens. On 18 October 2017, Hans-Joachim Voth, House of Finance Visiting Professor of Financial History 2017, gave a lecture on "The Bubble Dilemma: Asset Prices in Historical Perspective" at Goethe University. In his overview, Hans-Joachim Voth surveyed the history of...[more]

According to a recent survey by the Center for Financial Studies, there is firm agreement within the German financial industry (92%) that bubbles have formed or will form on the European financial markets (e.g. stock markets, real estate markets) due to the ECB’s expansive monetary policy if this strategy is maintained. Since 2015 the European Central Bank (ECB) has pursued a policy of ...[more]

CFS Index rises by 2.5 points; considerable movement at sub-index level The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, rises by 2.5 points to 114.1 points. The positive development can be primarily attributed to the unusually high revenue expectations of the service providers for the fourth quarter. In addition, the financial...[more]

Lecture on 18 October 2017 on "The Bubble Dilemma: Asset Prices in Historical Perspective"[more]

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