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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

  • CEOs and Corporate Governance
  • Fund Managers
  • Law and Finance
  • Reputation

Publications

In international refereed journals:

In german refereed journals:

Other publications:

Working Papers:

  • Does CEO Fitness Matter?
    CFR Working Paper 14-12 (with Florian Sonnenburg) 

    • 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

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)
  • Trust and Shareholder Voting
    (with Marc Goergen and Simon Lesmeister)

  • Where do Investor Relations Matter the Most? Evidence from Germany and the U.K.
    (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

 

 

     

     

Teaching

Lectures

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

Seminars

  • "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)