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Taxing inheritances – a way to raise revenues and curb wealth inequality?

In Germany, 200 to 400 billion euros are inherited or donated every year. Inheritances are unevenly distributed, with wealthy households receiving far greater inheritances than poor households, and inheritances and gifts are taxed only lightly compared with earned income. As inequalities are increasing, particularly since the onset of the COVID crisis, and governments are under pressure to find...

06.07.2021| Bethany Millar-Powell, Sarah Perret, Roland Franke, Matthias Rumpf, Stefan Bach
Diskussionspapiere 1906 / 2020

Exchange Rates and the Information Channel of Monetary Policy

We disentangle the effects of monetary policy announcements on real economic variables into an interest rate shock component and a central bank information shock component. We identify both components using changes in interest rate futures and in exchange rates around monetary policy announcements. While the volatility of interest rate surprises declines around the Great Recession, the volatility of ...

2020| Oliver Holtemöller, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Boreum Kwak

Essays in Macroeconomics

This dissertation consists of three essays that investigate the effects and transmission mechanisms of monetary policy to the macroeconomy, and the role of financial frictions in modeling the business cycle. The first essay focuses on the question of how to include financial sector dynamics into macroeconomic models in order to improve their efficacy for macroeconomic policy analysis. We augment a ...

Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2020, XXVIII, 167, XL S. | Martin Ignacio Harding Affeld

Public or Private? The Future of Money: In-Depth Analysis

Stablecoins issued by large tech companies pose a significant challenge for traditional fiat money. In this study, we highlight the importance of a public-private-cooperation in dealing with this topic, where central banks closely work with stablecoin issuers in issuing synthetic central bank digital currency (sCBDC). This framework minimizes the risks of private money and utilises the technological ...

Bruxelles: European Parliament, 2019, 23 S.
(Monetary Dialogue Papers)
| Chi Hyun Kim, Alexander Kriwoluzky
Seminar of Macro Department


16.11.2021| Fabian Seyrich
Diskussionspapiere 1956 / 2021

The Multifaceted Impact of US Trade Policy on Financial Markets

We study the multifaceted effects and persistence of trade policy shocks on financial markets in a structural vector autoregression. The model is identified via event day heteroskedasticity. We find that restrictive US trade policy shocks affect US and international stock prices heterogeneously, but generally negatively, increasing market uncertainty, lowering interest rates, and leading to an appreciation ...

2021| Lukas Boer, Lukas Menkhoff, Malte Rieth
Seminar of Macro Department

Committed to flexible fiscal rules

25.05.2021| Laura Pagenhardt
Seminar of Macro Department

The distributional impact of the ECB

08.06.2021| Fabian Seyrich
Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

The Effect of Macroeconomic Uncertainty on Household Spending

25.05.2021| Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California-Berkeley
Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

On the Accuracy of Linear DSGE Solution Methods and the Consequences for Log-Normal Asset Pricing

18.05.2021| Alexander Meyer-Gohde, Goethe-Uni Frankfurt
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