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Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 3 / 2020

Development Banks – Not Only Important in Times of Covid-19: Editorial

2020| Andreas Pfingsten, Dorothea Schäfer
Diskussionspapiere 1866 / 2020

Currency Futures' Risk Premia and Risk Factors

The use of futures exchange contracts instead of forwards completes the maturity spectrum of the correlation between the spot yield and the premium. We find that the forward premium puzzle (FFP) depends significantly on the maturity horizon of the futures contract and the choice of sampling period. The FFP appears to be a pre-crisis phenomenon and is only observed for maturities longer than about one ...

2020| Kerstin Bernoth, Jürgen von Hagen, Casper G. de Vries
Diskussionspapiere 1844 / 2020

Legal History, Institutions and Banking System Development in Africa

This paper links banking systems development to the colonial and legal history of African countries. Specifically, we investigate the impact of differing legal traditions on the development of existing investor and creditor protection, and on African banking systems. Based on a sample of 40 African countries from 2000 to 2016, our empirical findings show a significant dependence of current financial ...

2020| Samuel Mutarindwa, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
DIW Lecture on Money and Finance

Monetary Policy in the Modern Era

26.02.2020| Gabriel Makhlouf, Ulrike Neyer, Hans-Helmut Kotz, Dorothea Schäfer
Workshop

Finance and Development 2020 (cancelled)

Financial systems have developed rapidly in many developing countries. These changes increase the need for research into their effects. To this end DIW Berlin will host a workshop in the field of “Finance and Development” to be held in Berlin on April 23 in the afternoon and full day April 24, 2020. Attendance by invitation!

23.04.2020| Emily L. Breza, Harvard University
Diskussionspapiere 1869 / 2020

Institutional Diversity in Domestic Banking Sectors and Bank Stability: A Cross-Country Study

This paper analyzes the causal relationship between institutional diversity in domestic banking sectors and bank stability. We use a large bank- and country-level unbalanced panel data set covering the EU member states’ banking sectors between 1998 and 2014. Constructing two distinct indicators for measuring institutional diversity, we find that a high degree of institutional diversity in the domestic ...

2020| Christopher F. Baum, Caterina Forti Grazzini, Dorothea Schäfer
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2018

Why We Should Embrace Institutional Diversity in Banking

Der Beitrag von Institutionen-Vielfalt im Finanzsektor zu nachhaltigem Wachstum und Finanzstabilität – insbesondere die Rolle effektiver lokaler Bankstrukturen – wird nicht selten unterschätzt, sei es im Rahmen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit oder in der strukturpolitischen Diskussion in den hochentwickelten Volkswirtschaften. Dabei kommen in jüngster Zeit mehr und mehr Untersuchungen zu dem Ergebnis, ...

2018| Axel Bertuch-Samuels
Graduate Center Masterclasses

CANCELED: Text Analysis: Methods and Applications for Economics and Finance

13.01.2020| Ruben Durante
Research Project

New examinations about the impact of foreign exchange interventions

Research about foreign exchange interventions has received renewed attention during the last years. This becomes most visible in various recent studies by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which assess foreign exchange interventions quite favorably.While the interest in the subject has increased, available data are still insufficient. Empirical studies in this field are basically a collection...

Current Project| International Economics
DIW Lecture on Money and Finance

The International Transmission of Monetary Policy: Evidence from the International Banking Research Network

Claudia M. Buch Vice President, Deutsche Bundesbank Welcome by Lukas Menkhoff | Head of Department International Economics at DIW Berlin Moderation by Dorothea Schäfer | Research Director Financial Markets at DIW BerlinInternational economic policy discussion centers around the volatility of capital flows and the impact on exchange rates, asset prices, and credit. Banks continue to account...

13.03.2019| Claudia Buch
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