On 17 October, the 2nd Frankfurt Conference on Financial Market Policy brought together high-level speakers to discuss the functions and functioning of the shadow or "non-bank" banking sector.  More

SAFE Director Jan Pieter Krahnen: The discussion about ABS purchases by the ECB should be used to agree on minimum holding restrictions for the issuing bank.  More

Monetary policy and banking supervision should have access to the same data basis – on the European as well as on the national level. Read more about Jan Pieter Krahnen's Y-Model.

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


Research Papers

No. Researcher Title Research Area Year Keywords
73 Max Groneck, Alexander Ludwig, Alexander Zimper A Life-Cycle Model with Ambiguous Survival Beliefs Household Finance, Macro Finance 2014 Cumulative prospect theory, Choquet expected utility, Dynamic inconsistency, Life-cycle hypothesis, Saving puzzles
72 Alexander Ludwig, Matthias Schön Endogenous Grids in Higher Dimensions: Delaunay Interpolation and Hybrid Methods Household Finance, Macro Finance 2014 Dynamic Models, Numerical Solution, Endogenous gridpoints Method, Delaunay Interpolation
71 Daniel Harenberg, Alexander Ludwig Social Security in an Analytically Tractable Overlapping Generations Model with Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Risk Household Finance, Macro Finance 2014 social security, idiosyncratic risk, aggregate risk, welfare, insurance, crowding out

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