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.

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


Research Papers

No. Researcher Title Research Area Year Keywords
70 Deyan Radev Assessing Systemic Fragility – a Probabilistic Perspective Financial Institutions 2014 Banking Stability, Financial Distress, Tail Risk, Contagion
69 Nina Biljanovska, Spyros Palligkinis Control Thyself: Self-Control Failure and Household Wealth Household Finance, Macro Finance 2014 Self-Control, Household Wealth, Household Finance
68 Tobias Tröger How Special Are They? – Targeting Systemic Risk by Regulating Shadow Banking Financial Institutions 2014 shadow banking, regulatory arbitrage, prudential supervision

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