CNBC: “Turn right at the crash”

CNBC, November 23, 2016, by Alex Rosenberg. “A string of surprising political victories for those espousing right-wing policies may in part be understood as a reaction to the recent financial crisis, according to a set of German economists. “The data show us that this is the tendency — voters go...

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FAZ: “Häuser sind so attraktiv wie Aktien”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, November 4, 2016. “Sehr langfristige Untersuchungen zeigen: Die Renditen von Investitionen in Wohnraum sind hoch und schwanken nicht stark. Und ferner: Dass Piketty recht hat. Mehrere Jahre haben der Bonner Ökonom Moritz Schularick und mehrere Kollegen damit verbracht, Daten über die Finanzgeschichte wichtiger Länder zusammenzutragen und vergleichbar...

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Job opening: Research assistant (m/f)

The Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics is looking for one Research Assistant (8h/week). The position will be based at the Macrohistory Lab at the Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics under the direction of Prof. Moritz Schularick. Our research group focuses on macroeconomic and financial history of the 19th and 20th...

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SPIEGEL Online: Obamas Wirtschaftswunder

Spiegel Online, October 14, 2016, by Thomas Fricke. “Je näher der Abschied rückt, desto klarer wird, wie vorbildlich Barack Obama sein Land aus der Wirtschaftskrise geholt hat. Ein Lehrstück für künftige US-Präsidenten – und für deutsche Stabilitätsapostel. (…) Der Erfolg misst sich daran, was zu befürchten war. Was das heißt,...

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TIME: American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

TIME, May 12, 2016, by Rana Foroohar. “Over the past few decades, finance has turned away from this traditional role. Academic research shows that only a fraction of all the money washing around the financial markets these days actually makes it to Main Street businesses. ‘The intermediation of household savings...

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