- Center for Financial Studies (CFS) (1)
Essays in financial and monetary economics
- This thesis consist of three chapters of which each investigates a topic from financial and monetary economics. In the first chapter a novel method to analyze the monetary policy of central banks is presented. In the second chapter (joint work with Professor Michael Binder, Goethe-University Frankfurt) the effects of conditional loan programs of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on participating countries' output growth are investigated. In the third chapter (joint work with Professor Jan Pieter Krahnen, Goethe-University Frankfurt) a network model of interconnected bank balance sheets which gives rise to systemic risk is developed and used to analyze the implications of a bank levy related to banks' contribution to systemic risk. All three chapters give important insights to the policy design of macroeconomic institutions such as central banks, the IMF, and agencies charged with macroprudential supervision.