The main purpose of research conducted by the Bundesbank is to develop and consolidate academic expertise in the fields of economics, banking and financial stability. It supports the Bundesbank's decision-making process and is a factor behind the central bank's excellent reputation in academic circles and at other policymaking institutions.
The main areas of research in which Bundesbank economists are active at this juncture can be broadly defined as:
- Monetary policy in times of crisis and structural change
- The role of heterogeneities in an integrated global economy
- Safeguarding financial stability in an era of transformation