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Scholars at the Research Center SAFE comment on current financial market topics The Research Center SAFE has recently started a Policy Blog that enriches the range of information provided on its website. The blog addresses readers from politics, regulation, academia, media and the general public and complements the publication series and event formats of the SAFE Policy Center. The blog...[more]

The Quantitative Marketing and Economics (QME) Conference, which has taken place at many of the U.S. top universities since 2003 (e.g. Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, MIT), will come to Europe for the first time this year. The conference offers a platform for research at the intersection of marketing, economics and statistics and will take place at Goethe University on September 1st-2nd,...[more]

Inconsistencies across regulatory rules should be removed / Regulatory standards should not be used as means of international competition Shortly before the meeting of G20 finance ministers in Baden-Baden on 17 and 18 March, the T20 Task Force on Financial Resilience presents its recommendations towards increased financial resilience in times of growing...[more]

Entrepreneurs receive more and longer lending if they know a banker from the same elite service club branch / Negative effects on credit allocation in Germany Elite service and charity clubs aim to open up valuable contacts and networks to their members. However, club contacts between bankers and entrepreneurs and ensuing credit relations turn out to have negative economic effects. A new study...[more]

Topics: The erosion of market discipline during the financial crisis, fallacies of consumer education, the role of elite networks for credit allocation in Germany, ABS regulation Web version | Print version (pdf) Content: Research  Florian Hett, Alexander Schmidt Bank Rescues and Bailout Expectations: The Erosion of Market Discipline During the...[more]

ABS originators should be obliged to reveal how much of the transaction’s risk they share / Current regulation gives too much leeway Jan Pieter Krahnen, Director of the Research Center SAFE at Goethe University Frankfurt, calls for more transparency in the regulation of asset backed securities (ABS). Current regulation both in the EU and the US gives too much leeway in the crucial aspect of...[more]

House of Finance scholars demand resoluteness in the case of the ailing Italian bank In an opinion piece in the daily newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” on 3 February, Martin R. Götz, Jan Pieter Krahnen und Tobias H. Tröger, all professors at Goethe University's House of Finance and the Research Center SAFE, demand a stringent application of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive...[more]

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