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Pressemitteilung

Neue Hinweise auf Scheinpräsenz der Finanzindustrie in Offshore-Zentren

Innovativer Forschungsansatz liefert mithilfe von Sturm- und Satellitendaten neue Erkenntnisse zu Offshore-Finanzplätzen – Dienstleistungen werden höchstwahrscheinlich größtenteils nicht lokal auf Offshore-Finanzplätzen erbracht – Regulierung internationaler Finanzdienstleistungen sollte sich auf Aktivitäten an deren tatsächlichem Erbringungsort konzentrieren Unternehmen, ...

21.10.2020
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Tax Evasion in New Disguise? Examining Tax Havens' International Bank Deposits

Recent efforts to reduce international tax evasion focus on information exchange with tax havens. Using bilateral bank data for 1397 countrypairs in a balanced quarterly panel from 2003:I to 2017:IV, we first show that information-on-request treaties with tax havens reduce bank deposits in tax havens by 27.5%. Second, also deposits from tax havens in high tax countries decline after such treaties are ...

In: Journal of Public Economics 176 (2019), S. 53-78 | Lukas Menkhoff, Jakob Miethe
Monographien

Geld, Kredit und Banken: Eine Einführung

Berlin: Springer Spektrum, 2020, XX, 422 S. | Horst Gischer, Bernhard Herz, Lukas Menkhoff
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The Effectiveness of FX Interventions: A Meta-Analysis

There is ample empirical literature centering on the effectiveness of foreign exchange intervention (FXI). Given the mix of objectives and country-heterogeneity, the general lack of consensus thus far is no surprise. We shed light on this debate by conducting the first comprehensive meta-analysis in the FXI literature, with 279 reported effects that stem from 74 distinct empirical studies. We cover ...

In: Journal of Financial Stability (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2020-10-07] | Lucía Arango-Lozano, Lukas Menkhoff, Daniela Rodríguez-Novoa, Mauricio Villamizar-Villegas
Monographien

Active Learning Improves Financial Education: Experimental Evidence

We conduct a randomized field experiment to study the effects of two financial education interventions offered to small-scale retailers in Uganda. The treatments contrast "active learning" with "traditional lecturing" within standardized lesson-plans. We find that active learning has a positive and economically meaningful impact on savings and investment outcomes, in contrast to insignificant impacts ...

2018, 73 S. | Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
Diskussionspapiere 1895 / 2020

The Effectiveness of FX Interventions: A Meta-Analysis

There is ample empirical literature centering on the effectiveness of foreign exchange intervention (FXI). Given the mix of objectives and country-heterogeneity, the general lack of consensus thus far is no surprise. We shed light on this debate by conducting the first comprehensive meta-analysis in the FXI literature, with 279 reported effects that stem from 74 distinct empirical studies. We cover ...

2020| Lucía Arango-Lozano, Lukas Menkhoff, Daniela Rodríguez-Novoa, Mauricio Villamizar-Villegas
DIW Weekly Report 21/22 / 2020

Mobile Money is Driving Financial Development in Africa

Mobile money is an innovation that allows financial transactions to be performed via a cell phone. Even in poor regions of Africa, almost everyone has a cell phone; therefore, mobile money could both contribute to the continent’s economic growth and ensure that no Africans are excluded from access to financial services. However, DIW Berlin data from Uganda show that mobile money is actually used less ...

2020| Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Lukas Menkhoff
DIW aktuell

Wechselkurse als Corona-Barometer: Wie Währungsschwankungen die Krise spiegeln

Die Corona-Pandemie führt seit Beginn des Jahres zu einer schweren Krise der Weltwirtschaft, die sich – wie jede Krise – auch an den Devisenmärkten zeigt. Der Preis der dort gehandelten nationalen Währungen spiegelt die Stärke der jeweiligen Volkswirtschaft. Die großen Veränderungen der Wechselkurse seit Januar zeigen, wie die Volkswirtschaften in der...

06.05.2020| Lukas Boer, Lukas Menkhoff
Diskussionspapiere 1884 / 2020

Repayment under Flexible Loan Contracts: Evidence from Tanzania

We study repayment and delinquency in an innovative loan contract that offers borrowers a wide range of flexibility. Using a large administrative dataset, we perform unsupervised pattern analysis to study how borrowers repay within the framework of this loan. We identify eight clusters that can be grouped into three distinct repayment types. We show that borrowers with fluctuating incomes and limited ...

2020| Antonia Grohmann, Steffen Herbold, Friederike Lenel
Pressemitteilung

Geopolitische Risiken belasten deutsche Wirtschaft

Geopolitische Risiken zuletzt stark gestiegen – Deutsche Volkswirtschaft ist aufgrund ihrer starken Verflechtung mit dem Ausland von geopolitischen Schocks betroffen - Effekte sind allerdings überschaubar – Bessere ökonomische und politische Vernetzung Deutschlands europa- und weltweit könnte Auswirkungen externer Schocks abfedern Nach der Tötung des iranischen Generals ...

05.02.2020
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