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The interplay of conflict and trust is at the centre of the ConTrust cluster project, which is to enter the race for the Goethe University in the next round of excellence by the federal and state governments. Professors Nicole Deitelhoff and Rainer Forst and their colleagues applied for funding for the preparation phase with the State of Hesse – with success: a total of almost 10 million euros...[more]

Social media is increasingly used to spread fake news. The same problem can be found on the capital market – criminals spread fake news about companies in order to manipulate share prices. Researchers at the Universities of Göttingen and Frankfurt and the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana have developed an approach that can recognise such fake news, even when the news contents are repeatedly...[more]

State of Hesse supports biomedicine project economist Rainer Haselmann is contributing to[more]

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is an economist of worldwide recognition. She has held the Chair for Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt since 2009; now she has been elected Fellow of the Econometric Society. Founded in 1930, the Econometric Society is a select international organization that brings together researchers for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to...[more]

Obituary Thomas Laubach

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The Chair of e-Finance (Prof. Gomber) has further developed its trading simulation software LiveX due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the necessary shift to digital learning and education. The new cloud-based solution “LiveX Cloud” enables lecturers to offer virtual trading sessions and students to join these sessions from anywhere without the need for a lab environment. In LiveX Cloud, clients run...[more]

Since May 4, the IMFS launches a new webinar series on macroeconomic modelling and the coronavirus pandemics. In the first session, Prof. Harald Uhlig will talk about "Macroeconomic Dynamics and Reallocation in an Epidemic". The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN) is a network of researchers interested in systematically comparing models and contributing to...[more]

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