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DIW Lecture on Money and Finance

Unelected Power: Technocrats and Legitimacy

with  Paul Tucker

06.06.2019| Paul Tucker
DIW Lecture on Money and Finance

Regulation of Sovereign Exposures

The sovereign-bank nexus remains a major vulnerability of the euro area. While the introduction of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism have helped to mitigate the nexus, no progress has been made with respect to the regulation of sovereign exposures. In the talk, Isabel Schnabel explains why the sovereign-bank nexus matters, how sovereign exposures could be...

21.08.2019| Isabel Schnabel
Diskussionspapiere 1899 / 2020

Crisis Impact on the Diversity of Financial Portfolios - Evidence from European Citizens

Since the 2008 Lehman bankruptcy, it is clearly shown that global economic and financial crises present major challenges to private households, requiring from them, a high level of shock absorption capacity. According to the old adage, “Do not put all the eggs in one basket”, resilience depends, to a large extent on financial diversification. So far, especially for Europe, little is known about whether ...

2020| Dorothea Schäfer, Michael Stöckel, Henriette Weser
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Interactions between Bank Levies and Corporate Taxes: How Is Bank Leverage Affected?

Regulatory bank levies set incentives for banks to reduce leverage. At the same time, corporate income taxation makes funding through debt more attractive. In this paper, we explore how regulatory levies affect bank capital structure, depending on corporate income taxation. Based on bank balance sheet data from 2006 to 2014 for a panel of EU-banks, our analysis yields three main results: The introduction ...

In: Journal of Banking & Finance 118 (2020), 105874 | Franziska Bremus, Kirsten Schmidt, Lena Tonzer
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The Impact of Liquidity and Capital Requirements on Lending and Stability of African Banks

We assess whether compliance with Basel III’s main requirements, the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) and the risk-weighted Total Capital Ratio (TCR), matters for lending and stability of African banks. Banks with an NSFR or a TCR of at least the required minimum are defined as treatment group in the endogenous treatment estimations. Our results reveal that African banks complying with the capital threshold ...

In: Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money 67 (2020), 101201, S. 1-20 | Samuel Mutarindwa, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
DIW Weekly Report 32/33 / 2020

European Bank Deposit Insurance Could Cushion Impact of Corona-Induced Corporate Insolvencies

The European banking union has so far lacked its third pillar: a joint insurance fund for bank savings deposits. As the present study shows, this could be a major disadvantage in dealing with the economic impact of the corona pandemic. A scenario in which a wave of corporate insolvencies leads to loan and deposit losses reaching six percent over a year would over- whelm Germany’s national deposit insurance ...

2020| Marius Clemens, Stefan Gebauer, Tobias König
Monographien

Barriers to Competition through Joint Ownership by Institutional Investors: Study Requested by the ECON Committee

In recent years, the phenomenon of common ownership by institutional investors has sparked considerable debate among scholars about its impact on competition and companies’ corporate governance. This study analyses some specific features of common ownership by institutional investors in the European banking sector. It also examines closely the tension between competition policy and corporate governance ...

Brussels: European Parliament, 2020, 110 S. | Simona Frazzani, Kletia Noti, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Jo Seldeslachts, Albert Banal Estaño, Nuria Boot, Carlo Angelici
Weitere Aufsätze

The Implications of Removing Repo Assets from the Leverage Ratio

This article summarises the key findings from a counterfactual exercise where the effect of removing repo assets from the leverage ratio on banks’ default probabilities is considered. The findings suggest that granting such an exemption may have adverse effects on the stability of the financial system, even when measures are introduced to compensate for the decline in capital required by the leverage ...

In: Macroprudential Bulletin (2018), 6, 7 S. | Jan Philipp Fritsche, Michael Grill, Claudia Lambert
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The Appropriateness of the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure for Central and Eastern European Countries

The European Commission’s Scoreboard of Macroeconomic Imbalances is a rare case of a publicly released early warning system. It was published first time in 2012 by the European Commission as a reaction to public debt crises in Europe. So far, the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure takes a one-size-fits-all approach with regard to the identification of thresholds. The experience of Central and Eastern ...

In: Empirica (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2020-02-05] | Geraldine Dany‑Knedlik, Martina Kämpfe, Tobias Knedlik
Report

Vierteljahrsheft 1/2020: Debt – Blessing or Curse?

Since the 1980s, especially in the new millenium, the issue of debt is increasingly the focus of political debates, as an analysis of parliamentary speeches since 1949 shows. More than ten years after the outbreak of the great financial crisis and almost ten years since the beginning of the European sovereignty debt crisis, there are not just questions about the opportunities and risks of debt but ...

25.03.2020| Dorothea Schäfer
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