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  • Weekly Report 29 / 2010

    Do Internet Credit Markets Improve Access to Credit for Female Business Owners?

    Business owners and founders are a minority of any bank's business clients. Scientific studies of traditional credit markets often show a lower probability of loan approval or higher loan costs for female business owners compared to male business owners. With this background the question arises whether female business owners have to struggle with this problem less on Internet credit markets. In this ...

    2010| Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
  • Weekly Report 1 / 2010

    Investments: Women Are More Cautious than Men because They Have Less Financial Resources at Their Disposal

    Experts on investments and financial products assume that women are less amenable to risks and therefore put their money into secure investment products. A current study conducted by the DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) challenges this view. The study demonstrates that men and women are equally likely to take a chance on risky investments - assuming that they have the same financial ...

    2010| Oleg Badunenko, Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
  • Weekly Report 13 / 2009

    German Bad Bank Plan: Government Should Take Over Toxic Assets at Zero Cost

    With Germany's banking sector still suffering from the effects of the financial crisis, public discussion of plans to place toxic assets in one or more bad banks has gained steam in recent weeks. The following paper presents a bad bank plan from the German Institute for Economic Research. The key element of the plan is the valuation of troubled assets at their current market value - assets with no ...

    2009| Dorothea Schäfer, Klaus F. Zimmermann
  • Weekly Report 7 / 2009

    Agenda for a New Financial Market Architecture

    Since the summer of 2007, participants in financial markets have been confronted by a crisis of their own making. In order to prevent the recurrence of a similar crisis in the future, the G-20 nations, at their finance summit in Washington on 15 November 2008, resolved to "ensure that all financial markets, products and participants are regulated or subject to oversight, as appropriate to their circumstances." ...

    2009| Dorothea Schäfer
  • Weekly Report 2 / 2009

    Private Households Display Strong Aversion to Investment Risk

    The broadest possible diversification of investments is considered an important strategy for minimizing investment risk. Most households in Germany do distribute their financial assets over several types of investment. However, investment behavior is only partially consistent with the overall readiness for risk-taking reported by heads of households. This is demonstrated by a current empirical study ...

    2009| Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
  • Weekly Report 7 / 2008

    Fear of Financial Investors Unjustified

    In the midst of the international financial crisis, the German federal government passed the Risk Limitation Act in autumn 2007. In spring 2008 the Bundestag has finally decided on the law. The domestic private equity/buyout providers, which have not previously been subject to banking supervision, are among the main addressees of the act. Among others, "objectionable macroeconomic activities of financial ...

    2008| Dorothea Schäfer, Alexander Fisher
  • Weekly Report 36 / 2005

    Credit and Private Equity Financing in Young Innovative Small and Medium-sized Companies in Germany

    Successful newly established companies are a significant factor for the prosperous development of a national economy. Young innovative companies play a key role in the quick market launch and distribution of new technologies and products. As founders only rarely have sufficient own funds, financing has a considerable influence on the success of a newly established company. In the course of the investment ...

    2005| Dorothea Schäfer, Axel Werwatz, Volker Zimmermann
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 28/29 / 2017

    Capital Requirements for New Government Bond Purchases Only Could Be a Reasonable Strategy: Interview with Dorothea Schäfer

  • DIW Economic Bulletin 28/29 / 2017

    Risk Weighting for Government Bonds: Challenge for Italian Banks

    Although banks are required to document their equity capital for loans, corporate bonds, and other receivables, they are currently exempted from the procedure when investing in government bonds: they enjoy an “equity capital privilege.” As part of the Basel III regulatory framework redraft, the privilege may be eliminated in order to disentangle the default risks between sovereigns and banks. The present ...

    2017| Dominik Meyland, Dorothea Schäfer
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 6/7 / 2017

    Climate Protection and a New Operator: The Eastern German Lignite Industry Is Changing

    According to the German federal government’s climate protection targets, there will be a continuous reduction of lignite-based electricity well before 2030. Simulations show that the currently authorized lignite mines in eastern Germany would not be fully depleted if the climate protection targets for 2030 were complied with. This makes planning for new mines or the expansion of existing ones superfluous. ...

    2017| Pao-Yu Oei, Hanna Brauers, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen, Dorothea Schäfer, Sophie Schmalz
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