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Congratulations to Richard Thaler for being awarded with the Nobel prize in Economics 2017

US economist Richard Thaler has been awarded the Nobel prize in economics in 2017. The Royal Swedish Academy stated that Thaler receives the award “for his contributions to behavioral economics”. How does this contribution look?

Central Clearing and CDS Market Liquidity

We supervised a thesis this semester on the impact of central clearing on market liquidity for credit default swaps (CDS). In this post, we want to share the main results.

Investor Sentiment – An Overview

Forecasting returns is the holy grail of investment – and finance researchers are also interested in whether returns can be predicted because it tells us whether markets are “informationally efficient” (and thinking about this has been rewarded with a Nobel… Continue Reading →

Invest 2017 Stuttgart

The Invest 2017 at Stuttgart fair has finally started – and I’ve seen a few excellent student pitches. Goes to show how creative & intelligent our youngsters are! Check back again later for details & the winners…    

Market uncertainty and the FED

US interest rates affect financial markets worldwide, and we all eagerly await the Fed’s decision on target rates. The economics textbook predictions predict, and most empirical papers have documented, an inverse relation between equity prices and monetary policy decisions. But… Continue Reading →

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