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Erik Oppers

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How to Make a Graceful Exit: The Potential Perils of Ending Extraordinary Central Bank Policies

(3) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 9:45 AM

This spring monetary policy is the talk of the town. It is everywhere you look, it's unique, and you've never seen anything quite like it before: short-term interest rates at zero for several years running, and central bank balance sheets swelling with government bonds and other assets in the euro...

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Seven Billion Reasons to Worry: the Financial Impact of Living Longer

(5) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 2:24 PM

Everyone wants at some point to stop working and enjoy retirement. In these uncertain economic times, most people worry about their pension. Now take your worries and multiply those several billion times. This is the scale of the pension problem. And the problem is likely bigger still: although living a...

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Interest Rates and Investor Decisions: The Long and Short of It

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:59 PM

What drives the investment decisions of investors with a longer time horizon? Our research found these investors generally do not look at differences in interest rates among countries when deciding where to invest.

It turns out the factors they do consider in making these decisions are good and stable...

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