Banking and Finance

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In research and teaching, we deal with financial decision-making processes in companies and financial institutions, with financial and capital market instruments and their effects on individual actors and the economy as a whole.


We offer a varied teaching program in German and English.

In addition to basic lectures in the undergraduate, our students deepen their knowledge in in-depth lectures, seminars and special events with practice partners. The focus is on providing solid methodological and quantitative knowledge combined with practical elements. We attach great importance to independent data analyses.


  • Asset Pricing
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Financial Intermediation

Work on these topics has received several Best Paper Awards at international conferences and has been published in Economics Letters, Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, among others. Content covers a broad spectrum from basic research to practice-relevant issues such as the timing and pricing of initial public offerings (IPOs) or the improvement of investment strategies.


Dipl.-Kff. Helga Hemmersmeier
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Executive Director

Prof. Dr. Maik Dierkes
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Prof. Dr. Maik Dierkes
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Research Staff

M.Sc. Brian Alexander von Knoblauch
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Administrative/Technical Staff

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