Süddeutsche: Haus schlägt Aktie

Süddeutsche, January 12, 2017, by Markus Zydra. “Welches Investment hat sich in der Geschichte des modernen Kapitalismus am meisten gelohnt? Anleihen, Aktien oder Immobilien? Es ist eine der spannendsten Fragen der Finanzwissenschaft, die der Wirtschaftshistoriker Moritz Schularick, 41, zusammen mit Kollegen nun beantwortet hat. […] “Wohnimmobilien – und nicht etwa...

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The Economist: “The hole at the heart of economics”

Free Exchange, November 22, 2016, by R.A. “Institutions are organisations or patterns of behaviour built by societies to help solve social or economic problems which the law or private markets cannot fully address. Economists have not entirely ignored them. […] Yet for many of the most important questions within economics,...

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Felipe Valenica Caicedo wins Enrique Fuentes Quintana Award

Felipe Valencia Caicedo, assistant professor at the Macrohistory Lab, has been selected as a winner of the Enrique Fuentes Quintana Award. An 18-member jury for the academic year 2014-2015 selected Dr. Valencia’s thesis, entitled “Three Essays in Economic Long-term Persistence”, out of 78 submissions in the category of Social Sciences. The...

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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 E13 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. Additional funds...

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BloombergView: “Trump’s Debt to the Financial Crisis”

BloombergView, November 21, 2016, by Mark Whitehouse. “Do we have the 2008 financial crisis to thank for Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president? More than a century of human experience suggests it’s a real possibility. Trump’s surprise victory has prompted a lot of worrying about the wave of antiestablishment — and...

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Süddeutsche Zeitung: “So rentabel wie Aktien, aber sicherer”

Süddeutsche Zeitung, November 24, 2016, by Katharina Wetzel. “Vielleicht wusste es die schwäbische Hausfrau schon immer”, sagt Moritz Schularick, Ökonomieprofessor an der Universität Bonn, was ihn und seine Kollegen Òscar Jordà, Katharina Knoll und Alan M. Taylor nun so verblüfft: “Wohnimmobilien sind eine sehr lukrative Geldanlage und relativ sicher.” Die...

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