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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

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Research Papers

No.ResearcherTitleResearch AreaYearKeywords
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
63 Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Michael Haliassos Does Product Familiarity Matter for Participation? Household Finance2014household finance, familiarity, financial literacy, stockholding, household debt, social interactions, consumer credit, counterfactual analysis, German reunification

Policy Papers

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
Der makroprudenzielle Komplex: der Prozess, das Schloss, das UrteilRemsperger, Hermann30 Jun 2014
Den Ruhestand optimal finanzierenMaurer, Raimond26 Jun 2014
Forward Guidance: A New Challenge for Central BanksIssing, Otmar25 Jun 2014

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