(together with Sushanta Mallick), IWH Discussion Paper 15/2015 Abstract: This paper investigates a perception in the political debates as to what extent poor countries are affected by price movements in the global commodity markets. To test this perception, we use …

Global Food Prices and Business Cycle Dynamics in an Emerging Market Economy Read more »

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(with Reint Gropp), IWH Online 8/2015, 1-14 Abstract: In a recent IWH online note, the IWH suggested that due to “flight to safety” effects, Germany was able to issue government debt at lower rates than otherwise would have been possible. …

Interest Benefits from the Debt Crisis to the German Budget Read more »

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(together with Claudia M. Buch), in: Nowotny, E, Ritzberger-Grünwald, D., Backé, P.: Financial Cycles and the Real Economy. Lessons for CESEE Countries, Edward Elgar, 2014 (and: IWH Discussion Paper 8/2014) Abstract: The economic and financial crisis that emerged in 2008 …

Do We Need New Modelling Approaches in Macroeconomics? Read more »

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(together with Susanne Prinz, Gerhard Gründer, Ralf Dieter Hilgers and Ingo Vernaleken), Frontiers in Psychology 5, 2014, Article 158 Abstract: This study on healthy young male students aimed to enlighten the associations between an individual’s financial decision making and surrogate …

Impact of Personal Economic Environment and Personality Factors on Individual Financial Decision Making Read more »

(together with Steven Devaney and Rainer Schulz), IWH Discussion Paper 15/2012 Abstract: Informationally efficient prices are a necessary requirement for optimal resource allocation in the real estate market. Prices are informationally efficient if they reflect buildings’ benefit to marginal buyers, …

Efficiency in the UK Commercial Property Market: A Long-run Perspective Read more »

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(together with Mathias Hoffmann), Scandinavian Journal of Economics 112, 2010, 127-161 Abstract: We discuss how the welfare ranking of fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes in a New Open Economy Macroeconomics model depends on the interplay between the degree of …

Transmission of Nominal Exchange Rate Changes to Export Prices and Trade Flows in Europe Read more »