Im Zuge der Finanzmarktkrise ist auch die Bankenaufsicht in die Kritik geraten. Das Institut der deutschenWirtschaftKöln hat zusammen mit den Professoren Thomas Hartmann-Wendels (Köln) und Martin Hellwig (Bonn) im Auftrag des Bundesfinanzministeriums ein Gutachten erstellt, das die Stärken und Schwächen der Bankenaufsicht analysiert.

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The Case for Reviving Securitization
IW-Kurzbericht, 26. September 2016

Markus Demary The Case for Reviving SecuritizationArrow

European financial markets are still fragmented. A lack of cross-border lending and cross-border asset holdings hinders the financing of the economy, the conduct of monetary policy as well as cross-border risk-sharing against asymmetric shocks. Reviving the market for securitizations is vital for achieving these goals. A true European Capital Markets Union is needed, but there are still a lot of obstacles to overcome. mehr

Why the ECB is not to blame for low interest rates
Gastbeitrag, 15. September 2016

Markus Demary auf EUROPP Why the ECB is not to blame for low interest ratesArrow

In the latest set of EU stress tests, several German lenders performed poorly. As Markus Demary writes in EUROPP (Blog of LSE about European Politics and Policy), some of this performance has been blamed on low interest rates squeezing the profitability of lenders. He argues that while the ECB has frequently been blamed for this situation, the reality is more complex and instead reflects long-term trends which can only be addressed by lasting structural reforms. mehr

IW-Kurzbericht, 2. August 2016

Markus Demary Italy's Banking Crisis – Creditor Bail-in Is No PanaceaArrow

Italy’s banks are struggling under high amounts of non-performing loans on their balance sheets and the Italian government is fighting with the European Commission over putting 50 billion Euro of problem loans into a bad bank, which needs funding of 10 billion Euro with public money. Calculations of the Cologne Institute for Economic Research reveal that banks need to be recapitalised with additional 21.7 billion Euro under this plan. mehr