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Household investments in risky assets, especially direct and indirect stock holdings, grew substantially between the late 1980s and 2001 in the US. A sizeable expansion of the stockholder base is often thought of as facilitating wealth enhancement and reducing wealth inequality by widening access to the equity premium. However, some commentators also point to a conflict between this...[more]

The LOEWE Center SAFE at Goethe University Frankfurt’s House of Finance will continue to be supported by the State of Hessen. This was announced today by the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts. The Research Center SAFE – “Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe” – is dedicated to the analysis of European financial markets and their regulation and has been...[more]

Roman Inderst, Professor of Finance and Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt's House of Finance, will be awarded a prize of the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, funded by the Commerzbank-Stiftung, on November 23th, 2015. This prize honors outstanding academic achievements in the principles of law and economics. The prize is awarded every two years and comes with a grant...[more]

The Chair of e-Finance (Prof. Gomber) developed the market and trading simulation LiveX, which regularly receives top ratings in student surveys and is very well received by its licensees. The newest version LiveX 1.2 ships with many new features such as a graphical interface for administrators (Visual Scenario Builder). LiveX is used by corporate and academic clients as well as regulatory...[more]

On 10 November, Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, gave a talk on “Rules of the Game in the Global Financial System”. The lecture was jointly organized by the SAFE Policy Center, the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) and Deutsche Bundesbank. Jens Weidmann, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, and Otmar Issing, President of the CFS, welcomed the speaker and the audience in...[more]

Web version | Print version (PDF) Content: Research  Daniel Harenberg, Alexander Ludwig "Do the Benefits from Social Security Outweigh the Costs of Distortionary Taxation?" Nicole Branger, Christian Schlag, Lue Wu "'Nobody is Perfect': When Heterogeneous Investors Exhibit Different Kinds of Filtering Errors"...[more]

Funkkolleg Wirtschaft bei hr-info unter wissenschaftlicher Begleitung des FB Wirtschaftswissenschaften startet am 2. November. Auftaktveranstaltung: 3. November Nach der Finanzkrise ist nichts mehr, wie es vorher war: Gewissheiten und Lehrsätze in Wissenschaft und Praxis sind ins Wanken geraten. Verhalten sich Wirtschaftsakteure wirklich rational? Wann regeln sich Märkte selbst und wann...[more]

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