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Curriculum vitae

since 2016Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration and Finance, Professorhip for Investments at Centre for Financial Research (CfR)
2012-2016Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Banking and Finance of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2008-2012Scientific Assistant and Doctoral Candidate at the chair of Banking and Finance of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2011Visiting Ph.D., Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands (Host: Prof. Abe de Jong)
2011Conferral 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)
2002-2007Study of Economics at the University of Bonn

Main research

  • Corporate Governance
  • CEOs and Fund Managers
  • Reputation

Publications

In international refereed journals:

  • Are Generalists Beneficial to Corporate Shareholders? Evidence from Exogenous Executive Turnovers (with André Betzer, Hye Seung (Grace) Lee and Jesus M. Salas),
    Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, conditionally accepted for publication. 

In german refereed journals:

Other publications:

Working Papers:

Work in Progress: 

  • Delegated Monitoring: the Effectiveness and Pricing of Bond Indenture Trustees
    (with Christian Andres and André Betzer) 

    • Conferences: German Finance Association (DGF) 2012, Münster Banken-Workshop 2012, FMA Atlanta 2012


  • 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


  • On the Choice of Duality: Evidence from a Mandatory Disclosure Rule
    (with Marc Goergen and Meik Scholz-Daneshgari)

    • Conferences: German Finance Association (DGF) 2018



  • The Role of Reputation in Investment Banking: A Survey
    (with Christian Andres, André Betzer and William L. Megginson)

 

 

Teaching

Lectures

  • "Corporate Governance" ST 2018 (Evaluation: 1.1)
  • "Empirical Applications in Investments and Finance" WT 2017/18 (not evaluated)
  • "Corporate Governance" ST 2017 (Evaluation: 1.2)

Seminars

  • "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"