News Archive

2013

While the United States are recovering after the financial crisis and unemployment is decreasing despite low growth, the Eurozone has returned to a recession. Inflation is low on both sides of the Atlantic and monetary policy rates are close to zero. What are the monetary policy options for central bankers in these times to improve the economic situation? On Tuesday, 21 May, James Bullard,...[more]

The commentary fills a gap between the existing works covering the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in general and the detailed monographs on specific aspects of the Monetary Union. Leading experts from academia and central banking have joined to expound all relevant provisions of primary law – including protocols – and of secondary law. In...[more]

On 19 April, Theodor Weimer, Board Spokesman of the HypoVereinsbank, and Jan Pieter Krahnen, Director of the Center for Financial Studies and the Center of Excellence SAFE, discussed the implications of new banking regulations on systemic stability and competition. The talk was part of the SAFE Policy Center series on structural reforms in the European banking sector. Weimer admitted that the...[more]

Germany should leave the European Monetary Union or accept Eurobonds. This was the core message of George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, in Frankfurt on Tuesday. Soros gave a lecture on “How to Save the European Union from the Euro Crisis” following an invitation from the Center for Financial Studies (CFS). The event was part of the CFS Presidential Lecture Series and was...[more]

  Q1 2013 Research  Zeno Adams, Roland Füss, Reint Gropp "Spillover Effects among Financial Institutions: How important are Hedge Funds in a Crisis?" Tobias Tröger "Organizational Choices of Banks and the Effective Supervision of Transnational Financial Institutions"   Andreas Hubener, Raimond Maurer,Ralph Rogalla "Optimal Portfolio...[more]

On 12 March 2013, Caroline Atkinson, Senior Director in US President Barack Obama's National Security Staff for International Economics, gave a Policy Center lecture at the House of Finance. Her talk about "International Economic Priorities for Obama's Second Term: US and Europe as Partners" was the inaugural lecture of a new SAFE Policy Center lecture series. Caroline Atkinson spoke of the...[more]

Prof. Helmut Gründl, Managing Director of the International Center for Insurance Regulation at Goethe University's House of Finance, warns about the distribution of certain valuation reserves of life insurances. "The participation of insurance customers in valuation reserves of fixed-interest securities is the exact opposite of consumer protection", writes Gründl in a short commentary. On...[more]

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