Category: Financial Markets

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Financial Markets

To regulate or not the cryptos

After the implosion of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange, there have been calls for regulating digital assets. But so far there is no evidence that cryptos can threaten financial stability.

Financial Markets

DeFi vs CeFi

New research on the advantages and disadvantages of centralized versus decentralized finance.

Financial Markets

From stablecoins to dodgycoins

A new version of cryptocurrency has been launched during the last couple of years: the algorithmic stablecoins.  LUNA, the most prominent algorithmic stablecoin, collapsed in May 2022. What are the lessons to learn?

Financial Markets

The state of the U.S. bond market

How deep is the current selloff in the Treasuries market? How is the corporate bond market functioning?

Financial Markets

U.S. Treasury securities as safe assets

Are foreign investors willing to forego large returns in order to hold onto U.S. Treasury securities?

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?

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