Arbeitsgruppe Makroökonomik, insbesondere Geldpolitik



Prof. Mayer and Dr.Johannes Gareis provide evidence that intangible investment is much more resilient to adverse shocks to firms' borrowing conditions due to much higher inverstment adjustment costs compoared to traditional tangible investment (see Macroeconomic Dynamics).


Prof. Mayer and coauthors document that in response to monetary policy shocks the medium-run response of the exchange rate is driven by information effects embodied in interest rate changes, while pure monetary shocks dominate the short-run effects (see Open Economies Review).


What drives the highly persitent current account surplus in Germany? In a recent working paper that is now also available in the ECB Working paper Series we give an answer to this question.