Moritz Schularick

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Moritz Schularick is a Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and professor of economics at the University of Bonn. He was previously a professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin, Germany, a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, and worked in the financial industry for several years. His current work focuses on credit cycles, the determinants of financial crises, and the international monetary system. Together with Niall Ferguson, he coined the term “Chimerica” to describe the intimate financial relations between the United States and China. Working at the crossroads of monetary and international economics as well as economic history, his contributions can be found in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Economic History, and several other journals.

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Rates of Return on Everything: A New Database

Article | Jun 4, 2019

Returns on wealth exceed growth for more countries, more years, and more dramatically than Piketty has found

When the Middle Class Lost Its Wealth

Article | Nov 15, 2018

Until 2008, rising home values gave the middle class a cushion amid growing income inequality. But following the financial crisis, that wealth has failed to return.

The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870–2015

Paper Conference paper | | Dec 2017

This paper answers fundamental questions that have preoccupied modern economic thought since the 18th century.

Inside the Great Leveraging

Paper Conference paper | | Oct 2017

This paper discusses what we have learned about the debt build-up in advanced societies over the past century. It shows that the extraordinary growth of aggregate debt in the past century was driven by the private sector.

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How the Stock Market Drives Wealth Inequality

Video | Jul 10, 2019

When the stock market grows faster than the housing market, the gains of the top 1% outpace those of the middle class

NextGen

Private Debt Initiative

Event Conference | Hosted by Private Debt | Jun 20–21, 2019

Shaped by the 2008 financial crisis, a new generation of economists is expanding the boundaries of economic thinking on credit cycles, private debt, and financial stability.

Reawakening

From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.