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Curriculum vitae

since 2016 Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration and Finance at the University of Cologne, Professorship for Investments at Centre for Financial Research Cologne (CFR)
2012-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Banking and Finance of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2008-2012 Scientific Assistant and Doctoral Candidate at the chair of Banking and Finance of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2011 Visiting Ph.D., Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands (Host: Prof. Abe de Jong)
2011 Conferral of the doctorate rer. pol.: "The Role of Reputation in Corporate Finance: Evidence from Corporate Bonds, Delegated Monitoring, and Corporate Name Changes" at the Karslruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
(Supervisor: Prof. Martin Ruckes, Prof. Werner De Bondt)
2002-2007 Study of Economics at the University of Bonn

Main research

  • Corporate Governance
  • CEOs and Fund Managers
  • Reputation

Publications

In international refereed journals:

 

In German refereed journals:

 

Other publications:

 

Working Papers:

  • CEO Tenure and Firm Value
    (with Francois Brochet, Markus Schmid and Meik Scholz) 

    • Conferences: AFFI Finance Meeting Paris 2015, German Finance Association (DGF) 2016, Swiss Finance Association (SGF) 2016, VHB 2016, European Financial Management Association 2016, FARS 2019

  • Run, CEO, Run! An Exploration of Financial Market Reactions to CEO Fitness
    CFR Working Paper 14-12 (with Robert Campbell, Florian Sonnenburg and Kate Zipay) 

    • Conferences: Western Finance Association meeting (WFA) 2016, FMA Las Vegas 2016, German Finance Association (DGF) 2016, 2nd Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference, Swiss Finance Association (SGF) 2015 

  • Where do Investor Relations Matter the Most?
    (with Dmitry Bazhutov, André Betzer, Francois Brochet and Markus Doumet)

    • Conferences: Swiss Accounting Research Alpine Camp (SARAC) 2018, Annual Accounting Conference 2018 ESMT Berlin, European Accounting Association (EAA) meeting 2018, FARS 2019

 

Work in Progress: 

  • Do Financial Advisors Matter for M&A Pre-Announcement Returns?
    (with Jasmin Gider and André Betzer)

    • Conferences: German Finance Association (DGF) 2017, Swiss Finance Association (SGF) 2018

         

  • The Role of Reputation in Investment Banking: A Survey
    (with Christian Andres, André Betzer and William L. Megginson)
  • What Matters in Mutual Fund Governance?
    (with Alexander Kempf, Simon Lesmeister and Florian Sonnenburg)

Teaching

Lectures

  • "Corporate Governance" ST 2019
  • "Empirical Applications in Investments and Finance" WT 2018/19 (not evaluated)
  • "Corporate Governance" ST 2018 (Evaluation: 1.1), awarded with junior teaching award of the faculty
  • "Empirical Applications in Investments and Finance" WT 2017/18 (not evaluated)
  • "Corporate Governance" ST 2017 (Evaluation: 1.2)

Seminars

  • "Financial Market Communication" ST 2019
  • "Leaders in Business and Finance: Who they are, why they differ, and how they matter" ST 2018 (Evaluation: 1.3)
  • "Mergers & Acquisitions" WT 2017/2018 (Evaluation: 1.0)
  • "Leaders in Business and Finance: Who they are, why they differ, and how they matter" ST 2017 (Evaluation: 1.2)
  • "Leaders in Business and Finance: Who they are, why they differ, and how they matter" WT 2016/17
    (not evaluated) 

PhD 

  • "Academic Writing, Paper Presentation and Discussion"