News Archive

2014

Benjamin M. Friedman, William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University, will be the first Visiting Professor of Financial History at the House of Finance. The Visiting Professorship was donated by the Edmond de Rothschild Group and Metzler Bank in cooperation with the Institut für bankhistorische Forschung, Frankfurt, on the occasion of Goethe University's centennial. In...[more]

Uni-Ranking der „WirtschaftsWoche“: Personaler sehen Goethe-Uni auf Platz 1 Die Frankfurter Goethe-Universität bietet optimale Voraussetzungen für ein Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre (VWL) und vor allem für eine anschließende Karriere. Dies geht aus dem neuesten Hochschul-Ranking hervor, das die Zeitschrift „WirtschaftsWoche“ diese Woche veröffentlicht hat. Auch in Bereich...[more]

Kai Zimmermann, research assistant at the E-Finance Lab at the House of Finance, was awarded the De la Vega Prize 2014 of the European Federation of Securities Exchanges (FESE) on 18 June. He received the price for his paper “Price Discovery in European Volatility Interruptions”. The paper looks at a special form of securities market circuit breaker, i.e., European volatility interruptions....[more]

Vikrant Vig has taken over the Endowed Chair of Financial Economics at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS). Curently, he is on leave from his position as Professor of Finance at London Business School. In 2008, he earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Vig’s fields of interest are Corporate Finance, Law and Finance, Banking, and Organizational Economics. In various...[more]

Um den Ruhestand auf hohem Niveau und möglichst lange zu finanzieren, kann es sich finanziell lohnen, den Beginn der staatlichen Rentenzahlungen um einige Jahre zu verzögern und die Zeit bis dahin durch Vermögensabbau zu finanzieren. Die Wissenschaftler Raimond Maurer (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt & SAFE | House of Finance), Olivia Mitchell (Wharton School) und Andreas Hubener...[more]

SAFE Newsletter Q2 2014 (pdf download) Content: Research Alfons J. Weichenrieder, Jochen Zimmer "Euro Membership and Fiscal Reaction Functions" Reint Gropp, John Krainer, Elizabeth Laderman "Did Consumers Want Less Debt in the Wake of the 2008/09 Financial Crisis?" Brigitte Haar "Investor Protection through Model Case Procedures – Public Interest Objectives...[more]

The years 2011 and 2012 were the most difficult for crisis countries like Portugal, Spain or Greece. Due to high spreads between refinancing costs for these countries as compared to countries like Germany or France, concrete proposals for joint debt instruments for euro member countries, such as debt redemption and eurobills, were made during that time. According to their supporters, the...[more]

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