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Research Papers

No. Researcher Title Research Area Year Keywords
62 Patrick Behr, Alejandro H. Drexler, Reint Gropp, Andre Guettler Financial Incentives and Loan Officer Behavior: Multitasking and Allocation of Effort Under an Incomplete Contract Financial Institutions, Systemic Risk Lab 2014 Loan officer, incentives, monitoring, screening, loan origination
61 Iñaki Aldasoro, Mike Seiferling Vertical Fiscal Imbalances and the Accumulation of Government Debt Macro Finance 2014 fiscal decentralization, vertical fiscal imbalances, panel data, public debt, GFSY
60 Stefano Colonnello, Giuliano Curatola, Giang N. Hòang Executive Compensation Structure and Credit Spreads Corporate Governance 2014 Compensation Structure, Credit Spread, Risk-Taking, Inside Debt, Business Cycle

Policy Papers

Title Author Date
Anlegerschutz braucht mehr Eigenverantwortung Hackethal, Andreas; Schäfer, Thomas 11 Jul 2014
EU Mapping: Systematic Overview on Economic and Financial Legislation Gellings, Marcel; Jungbluth, Kai; Langenbucher, Katja 03 Jul 2014
Der makroprudenzielle Komplex: der Prozess, das Schloss, das Urteil Remsperger, Hermann 30 Jun 2014
Den Ruhestand optimal finanzieren Maurer, Raimond 26 Jun 2014
Forward Guidance: A New Challenge for Central Banks Issing, Otmar 25 Jun 2014

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