SAFE Director Jan Pieter Krahnen: ECB faces a dilemma with planned ABS program. Either it entails too much risk or it will not succeed in stimulating bank lending.  More

The new issue of the SAFE Newsletter (Q3 2014) is now available for download. For the first time, it features a research interview – in this issue presenting SAFE Professor Alexander Ludwig. Print version / web version

SAFE researchers provide a comprehensive overview of the main economic and financial services legislation in the European Union. More

According to Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Europe's current situation – low growth, low inflation, low profitability for banks – is the "new normal".  More


Research Papers

No.ResearcherTitleResearch AreaYearKeywords
66 Tobias Tröger Corporate Groups Corporate Governance2014Corporate Groups, Related Party Transactions, Tunneling, Corporate Governance, E.U. Corporate Law, Shareholder Rights Directive, Group Interest, Minority Shareholder Protection, Creditor Protection
65 Elia Berdin, Helmut Gründl The Effects of a Low Interest Rate Environment on Life Insurers Financial Institutions2014Life Insurers, Interest Rate Guarantees, Risk Assessment, Solvency II
64 Daniel Herbold A Repeated Principal-Agent Model with On-the-Job Search Corporate Governance2014Repeated Principal-Agent Model, On-the-Job Search, Moral Hazard, Multitasking, Efficiency Wages

Policy Papers

National Strategic Framework for Research and Innovation 2014 - 2020Greek National Council for Research and Technology (2010-2013)29 Sep 2014
Neuordnung der Finanzmärkte in Europa durch MiFID II/MiFIRGomber, Peter; Nassauer, Frank11 Sep 2014
Effective Resolution of Banks: Problems and SolutionsFranke, Günter; Krahnen, Jan Pieter; von Lüpke, Thomas08 Sep 2014
Anlegerschutz braucht mehr EigenverantwortungHackethal, Andreas; Schäfer, Thomas11 Jul 2014
EU Mapping: Systematic Overview on Economic and Financial LegislationGellings, Marcel; Jungbluth, Kai; Langenbucher, Katja03 Jul 2014

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