Category Archives: financial stability

Journal of Banking and Finance Special Section “Financial Globalization and Its Spillovers” published

On 16 and 17 February, 2017 the EU Erasmus+ sponsored Jean-Monnet workshop on “Financial Globalization and Its Spillovers” took place at the Technische Hochschule Köln and Maastricht University, jointly organized by Joscha Beckmann, Ansgar Belke, Stefanie Kleimeier and Harald Sander. … Continue reading

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New Policy Paper on Cross-Border Effects of National Deposit Insurance Systems

Deposit insurance systems are a common feature of the financial systems of most countries. Their rationale is twofold: to protect bank depositors in case of a bankruptcy and, even more importantly, to avoid widespread bankruptcies as a consequence of bank … Continue reading

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Keynote Lecture on Retail Banking Market Integration and Financial Stability in the Eurozone

In my Jean Monnet keynote lecture on the International Conference on Banking and Finance at the University of Warsaw on 10 July 2017, entitled “Whatever it takes: Retail Banking Market Integration and Financial Stability in the Eurozone”, I have highlighted … Continue reading

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Finally, some good economic news from the Eurozone – but will it last?

Finally, good news from the Eurozone. Unemployment rates fell to 9.5% in February 2017. According to Eurostat, this is the lowest rate since May 2009. The 19 countries that have adopted the common currency are thus returning back to the unemployment level … Continue reading

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Impressions from the Jean Monnet Workshop “Financial Globalization and its Spillovers”

Links to the videos of the keynote speeches by Benoît Cœuré and Barry Eichengreen and the subsequent panel discussions can be found here. Moreover, links to the workshop website, the speeches and some foto impressions can also be found here. The … Continue reading

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Benoît Cœuré on Euro Area Exit Options

Reuters titles “Letting countries leave euro zone would break ECB policy: Coeure” in their coverage of the event  “25 Years after Maastricht: The Future of Money and Finance in Europe“, held at Maastricht University on February 16, 2017, which was part of the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Jean Monnet Workshop “Financial Globalization and its Spillovers”

On 16-17 February a top-level Jean Monnet workshop on “Financial globalization and its spillovers -monetary and exchange rate policy in times of crises” will take place at TH Köln, organized by Harald Sander, Ansgar Belke, Joscha Beckmann and Stefanie Kleimeier. The workshop … Continue reading

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Rebalancing EU governance could help rebuild support for the EU

The impact of Brexit on the future of the EU lies in the hands of European policymakers. In a best case scenario, Brexit will serve as a forceful push toward reforming European governance. The British vote has highlighted the political … Continue reading

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New Research Paper: The Resurgence of Cultural Borders during the Financial Crisis: The Changing Geography of Eurozone Cross-Border Depositing

This paper, jointly written with Stefanie Kleimeier and Sylvia Heuchemer, has just been published by the Journal of Financial Stability 24(2016) and can be dowloaded here (free access until June 23, 2016). The paper investigates the impact of cultural borders … Continue reading

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New Working Paper: Deposit Insurance in Times of Crises: Safe Haven or Regulatory Arbitrage?

In a new working paper, co-authered with Stefanie Stefanie Kleimeier and Shusen Qi, we examine the impact of deposit insurance (DI) schemes on bilateral cross-border deposits. Our results suggest that not only the existence of explicit DI, but also DI design features, which reflect … Continue reading

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