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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Relationship Banking and SMEs: A Theoretical Analysis

    Reliable information on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is rare and costly for financial intermediaries. Therefore relationship banking is often considered as the appropriate lending technique. In this paper we offer a theoretical model to analyze relationship banking and the pricing behavior of banks in a Bertrand competition framework with monitoring costs. We show that the lack of reliable ...

    In: Small Business Economics 27 (2006), 2-3, S. 127-137 | Timo Baas, Mechthild Schrooten
  • Externe Monographien

    Long-Run Money Demand in the New EU Member States with Exchange Rate Effects

    Frankfurt am Main: ECB, 2006, 31 S.
    (Working Paper Series / European Central Bank ; 628)
    | Christian Dreger, Hans-Eggert Reimers, Barbara Roffia
  • Diskussionspapiere 1466 / 2015

    Spillovers between Food and Energy Prices and Structural Breaks

    This paper estimates a bivariate VAR-GARCH(1,1) model to examine linkages between food and energy prices. The adopted framework is suitable to analyse both mean and volatility spillovers, and also allows for possible parameter shifts resulting from four recent events, namely: 1) the 2006 food crisis, 2) the Brent oil bubble, 3) the introduction of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) policy, and 4) the ...

    2015| Alanoud Al-Maadid, Guglielmo Maria Caporale, Fabio Spagnolo, Nicola Spagnolo
  • SOEPpapers 754 / 2015

    The Protestant Fiscal Ethic: Religious Confession and Euro Skepticism in Germany

    During the European sovereign debt crisis, most countries that ran into fiscal trouble had Catholic majorities, whereas countries with Protestant majorities were able to avoid fiscal problems. Survey data show that, within Germany, views on theeuro differ between Protestants and Non-Protestants, too. Among Protestants, concerns about the euro have, compared to Non-Protestants, increased during the ...

    2015| Adrian Chadi, Matthias Krapf
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 4 / 2015

    Financial Sector: Share of Women in Top Decision-Making Bodies Remains Low

    At the end of 2014, women were no better represented on the top decision-making bodies of enterprises in the financial sector than the previous year. The share of women on the executive boards of the 100 largest banks and savings banks remained at an average of almost seven percent and on the executive boards of the 60 largest insurance companies at 8.5 percent. On supervisory boards, change was slow ...

    2015| Elke Holst, Anja Kirsch
  • Diskussionspapiere 1390 / 2014

    Financial Development and Employment: Evidence from Transition Countries

    This paper studies the association between a country’s level of financial development and firms’ employment growth. We employ an incomplete contract model for evaluating this association. The model proposes that a high level of financial development affects the employment of firms with low managerial capital negatively, while firms with high managerial capital benefit from a more developed financial ...

    2014| Dorothea Schäfer, Susan Steiner
  • Research Project

    Strengthen national climate policy implementation: Comparative empirical learning & creating linkage to climate finance - SNAPFI

    About Our Project The project researches the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Brazil, Germany / EU, India, Indonesia and South Africa, by research-based policy advice and capacity building. The project will especially analyse policy and financial instruments that support the just transition to a climate-friendly pathway and that can contribute to the mobilization...

    Current Project| Climate Policy
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 3 / 2014

    Financial Sector: Upward Trend in Share of Women on Corporate Boards Progressing Only in Small Steps

    Last year, more women were appointed to the executive boards of major financial institutions. The share of women on the executive boards of banks and savings banks at the end of 2013 was a good six percent, which represents an increase of almost two percentage points over the previous year. This increase is primarily attributable to changes at private financial institutions and cooperative banks. At ...

    2014| Elke Holst, Anja Kirsch
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Fiscal Policy Rules for Stabilisation and Growth: A Simulation Analysis of Deficit and Expenditure Targets in a Monetary Union

    We analyse the effectiveness of fiscal policy rules for business cycle stabilisation in a monetary union using a quarterly macro-econometric model of Germany. The simulations compare a deficit target and an expenditure target under a range of supply, demand and fiscal shocks. Their effects are evaluated by their impact on prices and output. The analysis demonstrates that in general the deficit target ...

    In: Journal of Policy Modeling 28 (2006), 4, S. 357-369 | Tilman Brück, Rudolf Zwiener
  • Diskussionspapiere 1295 / 2013

    The European Debt Crisis and Fiscal Reaction Functions in Europe 2000-2012

    After the global financial crisis, some governments in the EU experienced serious debt financing problems, while others were less affected. This paper seeks to shed light on the divergent fiscal performance by assessing the fiscal conduct in the EU countries before and after the outbreak of the crisis. Fiscal reaction functions of the primary balance are estimated for different groups of EU countries ...

    2013| Guido Baldi, Karsten Staehr
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