17 Feb 2022

Leibniz Institute SAFE launches new research magazine

Publication “Points” appears in printed as well as web-optimized form

The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE produces its own research magazine under the title “Points”, which was published for the first time in February 2022 in printed and web-optimized versions. The magazine will initially start with one English edition per year and provides insight into the development of the institute through focus topics, current and policy-relevant research findings, profiles of SAFE postdocs, and interviews.

“To make SAFE’s development more visible, we launched ‘Points’,” SAFE Director Jan Pieter Krahnen comments on the first issue. “The magazine connects both pillars of our institute by picking up points from research so that we can also make a point in policy advice and make the problems and phenomena we deal with understandable.”

Focus on excellent SAFE Working Paper

The first “Points” issue places editorial focus on a SAFE Working Paper by SAFE researchers Christian Mücke and Loriana Pelizzon and their co-authors. The study uses the example of U.S. banks to show how government bailouts during the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 affected the performance of credit institutions. The researchers have received two “Best Paper” awards for their work at international academic conferences.

In the “Research profile” portrait format, SAFE researchers Sabine Bernard and Kaspar Zimmermann report on their respective research focus and what drives them. Other articles deal with the currently much-discussed equity pension, that is the use of capital markets to expand the pension system in Germany, as well as the consequences of Brexit for European and British banking regulation. In an interview, SAFE Senior Fellow Ignazio Angeloni talks about how central banks in Europe and the U.S. are dealing with the Corona crisis and how their role is shaped by it.

Find the first issue of Points, the new Leibniz Institute SAFE magazine, here