Category: Financial Markets

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Financial Markets

Has the US yield curve inverted?

Parts of the U.S. yield curve have inverted. Are they predicting an upcoming recession?

Financial Markets

Negative interest rates and bank lending

Do negative interest rates increase or decrease credit supply?

Financial Markets

What drives the volatility of bitcoin prices

How does  monetary policy tightening by the ECB or the Fed affect bitcoin prices? How about geopolitical risks?

Financial Markets

Towards a more accurate assessment of consumer credit risk

The use of machine learning models to forecast consumer credit risk increases prediction accuracy, but also leads to social benefits.

Financial Markets

The risks of safe assets

How much safety and liquidity can safe assets provide?

Financial Markets

Politics and financial regulation

How do politicians decide whether to regulate financial markets and which agencies should implement the new regulations.

Financial Markets

Recent developments in the crypto ecosystem

The crypto ecosystem expanded and grew rapidly in 2021. Despite the challenges these assets might pose to financial stability, history shows that we are entering a new cycle in monetary history.

Financial Markets

Shareholders vs Stakeholders, part B

Two years ago a number of U.S. CEOs signed a pledge that they would lead their companies in the interests of all stakeholders, not just shareholders. Did they?

Financial Markets

Climate stress testing

Three recent research papers on: Pushing the modelling frontier, a new stress testing methodology and a review of recently conducted climate stress tests.

Financial Markets

The U.S. Treasury market: the March 2020 dislocations and reform

What happened in the U.S. Treasury market in March 2020? How did the Fed react? What are the reforms that will increase liquidity of the Treasury market.

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