News Archive

2014

On 13 October, Benjamin M. Friedman, William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University, gave a lecture on "Religious Influences on Economic Thinking: How the West Came to Believe in Markets". Friedman is the first Visiting Professor of Financial History at the House of Finance. Video of the lecture [more]

The discussion about ABS purchases by the ECB should be used to agree on minimum holding restrictions for the issuing bank Jan Pieter Krahnen, Professor of Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt and director of the research centers SAFE and Center for Financial Studies, suggests to use the discussion about the ABS purchases of the European Central Bank (ECB) to come to an appropriate regulation...[more]

The financial crisis has induced changes in the banking sector and tighter regulation of financial markets. The changing environment has brought new challenges for banks, Axel Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBS AG, said during a lecture at the Center for Financial Studies. Banks should respond proactively to the new regulatory projects and adjust their business models and balance...[more]

SAFE Newsletter Q3 2014 (pdf download) Content: Research  Marcel Bluhm, Jan Pieter Krahnen "Systemic Risk in an Interconnected Banking System with Endogenous Asset Markets" Sascha Baghestanian, Todd B. Walker "Thar She Blows Again: Reducing Anchoring Rekindles Bubbles" Interview Alexander Ludwig “Better Educating the Workforce can Mitigate the Expected Loss in...[more]

ECB will not succeed in stimulating bank lending by introducing a sustainable structured ABS program / A too lax program however involves high risks Jan Pieter Krahnen, Professor of Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt and director of the research centers SAFE and Center for Financial Studies, doubts that the European Central Bank (ECB) will be able to considerably stimulate bank lending by...[more]

For a second term, Peter Gomber, Professor of e-Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt, Co-Chair of the E-Finance Lab at the House of Finance, and principal investigator at the Research Center SAFE, has been appointed a member of the Secondary Markets Standing Committee Consultative Working Group (CWG) of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The CWG has been formed to assist the...[more]

Researchers from SAFE | House of Finance provide a comprehensive map of the main economic and financial services legislation in the European Union A team of researchers from the Research Center SAFE at Goethe University’s House of Finance have produced a systematic graphical overview of European legislation in the areas of economics and finance. This map was commissioned by the European...[more]

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