The rate of return on everything

VOX – CEPR Policy Portal, 02 January 2o18, by Òscar Jordà, Katharina Knoll, Dmitry Kuvshinov, Moritz Schularick, Alan Taylor The rate of return on capital plays a pivotal role in shaping current macroeconomic debates. This column presents findings from a new dataset covering returns of major asset classes in the advanced...

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£300 million a week: The output cost of the Brexit vote

VOX – CEPR Policy Portal, 28 November 2017, by Benjamin Born, Gernot Müller, Moritz Schularick, and Petr Sedláček It is hard to calculate the current cost of Brexit, because there is no obvious counterfactual. This column calculates the cost by letting a matching algorithm determine which combination of comparison economies best resembles...

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Rotterdam Workshop: Frontiers in Financial History

Scholars and academics, from different universities, will join and discuss their latest findings on financial markets during the conference “Frontiers in Financial History”, which will take place on the 19th of June, 2018 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The event is co-organized by the University of Bonn and the Erasmus School Of...

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Job opening: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f)

The Macrohistory Lab at Bonn University is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (payscale E14 TV-L, 100%) in economic history, empirical macroeconomics and related fields. Salary is dependent on experience and is in the range of EUR 43,000 to EUR 52,000 (gross) per annum according to dispositions for postdoctoral fellows....

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Zeit: “Das kann nicht mehr lange so weitergehen”

Die Zeit, January 17, 2018, by Felix Rohrbeck. “DIE ZEIT: Herr Schularick, Sie vergleichen die Entwicklung der weltweiten Immobilienpreise mit einem Hockeyschläger. Wie sind Sie auf diese Idee gekommen? Moritz Schularick: Zusammen mit Kollegen habe ich mir die inflationsbereinigten Immobilienpreise in den westlichen Industrieländern über einen sehr langen Zeitraum angesehen....

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