Department of Economics
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Mainz, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)6131 3922114

Nationality: German


Banking, Corporate Finance, Behavioral Industrial Organization

Positions and affiliations

April 2014 - present

Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat), Chair of Financial Economics (Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

January 2013 -  present

Researcher and principal investigator in the area of financial institutions, Research Center SAFE at Goethe University Frankfurt

October 2010 -  March 2014

Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent), Chair of Finance and Accounting (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard H. Schmidt), Goethe University Frankfurt

May 2006 -  October 2010

Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Chair of Finance and Accounting (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard H. Schmidt), Goethe University Frankfurt

March 2001 –  April 2006

Analyst/ Associate, Corporate Finance (2001 – 2002) and Fixed Income Capital Markets (2002 – 2006), Citigroup Global Markets, Frankfurt

July - September 1999

Equity Research internship at ING Furman Selz, New York, USA

July - September 1997

Marketing internship at Siemens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Mai 2006- October 2010

Ph.D. in Finance (Dr. rer. pol., summa cum laude), Goethe University Frankfurt, Dissertation: Consequences of Market Frictions for the Behavior of Firms, Advisors: Christian Laux, Jan Pieter Krahnen, Reinhard H. Schmidt, Uwe Walz

October 1994 - October 2000 (excl. 09/97-05/99)

Master of Science in Business (Diplom-Kaufmann), RWTH Aachen University and University of Paderborn. Specialization in Finance and Accounting

September 1997 –  May 1999

Master of Science in Operations Research, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, US, Fulbright Scholar, Member of the research group Fuzzy and Neural Group (Prof. Dr. Shu-Cherng Fang)



How do insured deposits affect bank risk? Evidence from the 2008 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (with Claudia Lambert and Felix Noth), Journal of Financial Intermediation (forthcoming). EFA 2012 and FIRS 2012 conference paper. Research Center SAFE working paper No. 38.

How do banks react to catastrophic events? Evidence from Hurricane Katrina (with Claudia Lambert and Felix Noth), revise and resubmit at Review of Finance. AEA 2012, EFA 2012, FIRS 2012 conference paper. Research Center SAFE working paper No. 94.

Banking Liberalization and Diversification Benefits (with Reint Gropp and Felix Noth), AFA 2016 working paper.

Add-On Pricing in Retail Financial Markets and the Fallacies of Consumer Education (with Michael Kosfeld), AEA 2010 and Econometric Society World Congress 2010 working paper, CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8636, IZA Discussion Paper No. 6061, Research Center Safe working paper No. 47.

Regulatory forbearance and the role of financial reporting transparency during a bank crisis (with Olaf Clemens), Credit and Capital Markets (previously Kredit und Kapital), 2014, volume 47, issue 1, pp. 49-77.


2014  Bundesbank/DIW/ESMT/CfS conference on Achieving Sustainable Financial Stability*, Berlin; CEPR conference on Financial Stability and Regulation*, Barcelona; Research Workshop in Financial Economics, Mainz

2013    FIRS Finance Conference, Dubrovnik; European Finance Association, Cambridge

2012    American Economic Association, Chicago; CEPR Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, Lenzerheide; FIRS Finance Conference, Minneapolis; European Finance Association*, Copenhagen

2010    American Economic Association, Atlanta; Econometric Society World Congress, Shanghai; German Finance Association, Hamburg; German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Kiel

2009    Eastern Finance Association, Washington; German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Magdeburg

2008    CEPR/ ECGTN Summer School on Corporate Governance, Santander; European Financial Management Association, Athens; Deutsche Bundesbank research seminar, Frankfurt

* Presentation by a co-author.


Introductory Econometrics (Bachelor level), Finance 1 (Bachelor level), Empirical Banking and Finance (Master level), Theory of Corporate Finance (Master level)


Econometric Society travel grant and DAAD travel grant for the 2010 Econometric Society World Congress, Shanghai

Fulbright Scholarship, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, September 1997 – August 1998

Scholarship from the Hans Böckler Foundation, October 1995 – October 2000

Member of the Siemens Student Program, Erlangen, Germany, October 1994 – October 2000

Last update: August 2015