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Bennet Berger

Bennet Berger

Former Research Assistant

Expertise: macroeonomics, banking supervision, and financial stability.

Bennet Berger, a German and US-American citizen, worked at Bruegel as a Research Assistant in the area of Global and European Macroeconomics. Before joining Bruegel, Bennet worked as a Research Assistant at the ifo Institute in Munich, the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also interned at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

He holds a BSc in Economics from LMU and a Master in Economics and Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). The subject of his undergraduate dissertation was an econometric analysis of global cycles in credit market access by developing countries. His master thesis was about tail measures of systemic risk and their predictive power for real economic downturns.

Bennet’s research interests include Macroeconomics, Financial Crises, Sovereign Debt, and Monetary Policy.

He is fluent in German and English, and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

Contact information

bennet.berger@bruegel.org

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Policy Contribution

PC 12 2017COVER

The global decline in the labour income share: is capital the answer to Germany’s current account surplus?

Analysing the major divergences between the three largest euro-area countries in terms of unit labour costs and current accounts, to the broader debate on labour income shares. Data suggests that capital and labour have been complements.

By: Bennet Berger and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: April 26, 2017
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Blog Post

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Elena Vaccarino

Codetermination in Germany – a role model for the UK and the US?

The idea of codetermination, i.e. the cooperation between management and workers in decision-making, has grown in popularity lately. We review the characteristics of codetermination in Germany and ask whether it could be a role model for the UK and the US.

By: Bennet Berger and Elena Vaccarino Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: October 13, 2016
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Total assets versus risk weighted assets: does it matter for MREL?

As a consequence of the global financial crisis, various initiatives have been taken in different jurisdictions to ensure the future resolvability of banks without massive use of public funds. In Europe, the BRRD introduced the concept of MREL, which is in the process of being defined.

By: Bennet Berger, Pia Hüttl and Silvia Merler Topic: European Parliament, Finance & Financial Regulation Date: August 9, 2016
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Non-performing loans in Italy and selected European countries

Vulnerabilities in the Italian banking system are causing fears of a banking crisis to surface.

By: Bennet Berger Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: December 18, 2015