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Stress test for investment portfolios developed
Central banks and financial regulators are increasingly aware that climate change poses a major threat to economic and financial stability. Investors and financial markets are also subject to climate-related risks. This means that climate change will have long-term effects on everyone’s prosperity: This is the conclusion reached by Senior Assistant Professor Irene Monasterol from WU’s Institute for Ecological Economics.

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Irene Monasterolo: Researcher of the Month
Stress test for investment portfolios developed

Together with other researchers, Researcher of the Month Irene Monasterolo has investigated how climate policy risks can spread in the financial system.

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Pay Dispersion & Performance-based Incentives
How pay influences performance

Do employees automatically work harder if they receive more pay? WU researcher Isabella Grabner has investigated the effects of pay dispersion, i.e. the variation between salaries.

Poverty in North Korea - 1 Minute, 1 Paper
Poverty in North Korea

Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, head of the Institute for Macroeconomics, estimates that about 60% of the North Korean population lives in absolute poverty.

Benefitting from Immigration - 1 Minute, 1 Paper
Immigration helps companies to expand abroad

A recent study by Professor Jonas Puck and his colleagues from the Institute for International Business shows that the knowledge immigrants have to offer can help companies to invest abroad successfully.

Political Risk & Alliance Diversity
How companies use diversity for risk management

A study by Thomas Lindner and Jakob Müllner from the Institute for International Business shows how infrastructure projects in countries with high political risks are financed by particularly diverse corporate alliances.

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