Moritz Schularick


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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Modigliani Meets Minsky: Inequality and U.S. Household Debt Since 1950

Article | May 7, 2020

A look at the American household debt boom

Modigliani Meets Minsky: Inequality, Debt, and Financial Fragility in America, 1950-2016

Paper Working Paper Series | | May 2020

Increased borrowing by middle-class families with low income growth played a central role in rising indebtedness

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.

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Debt Talks Episode 8 | Public Debt: How Much is Too Much?

with Rüdiger Bachmann, Claudia Sahm, Ludwig Straub; moderated by Moritz Schularick

Event Webinar | Hosted by Private Debt | Jun 29, 2021

Where are the US and Europe now and where could they be going?

Debt Talks Episode 7 | The Case for Household Debt Relief

with Erica Jiang, Johnna Montgomerie, and Jialan Wang; moderated by Moritz Schularick

Event Webinar | Hosted by Private Debt | Apr 20, 2021

Large-sale debt relief for indebted households could be a game changer.

Schularick, Taylor & Jorda’s INET funded research is featured in the FT

News Apr 7, 2021

“The economists Òscar Jordà, Moritz Schularick, and Alan Taylor studied the sensitivity of house prices to interest rates across 14 countries and 140 years of history. They found that a 1 per cent rise in interest rates reduces the ratio of house prices to incomes by about 4 per cent. In New Zealand, for example, that ratio has risen by about half in a decade, implying a double-digit rise in interest rates to stabilise it.” — Robin Harding, FT

Schularick, Taylor, & Jorda’s INET funded research is cited in Bloomberg on the most stable investments

News Mar 17, 2021

“The issue is important because it tends to conflict with a hugely influential study published in 2017, called The Rate of Return on Everything, by Oscar Jorda, Katharina Knoll, Dmitry Kuvshinov, Moritz Schularick, and Alan M. Taylor. This was a mightily ambitious piece of financial archaeology covering 17 countries, and it rendered the startling result that housing performed virtually as well as equities over time, but with much less volatility. The result held true for every country that Jorda and his colleagues examined.” — John Authers, Bloomberg