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I am Professor of Finance at at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and Goethe University in Frankfurt. My research interests are behavioral economics and household finance. I am particularly interested in the drivers of financial decision making of private households and in ways of improving the quality of these decision e.g., through financial education, financial advice, or decision making tools. To address these questions, I employ empirical as well as experimental methods.


Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE e.V.

House of Finance | Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3 | 60323 Frankfurt am Main | Germany



02/22 Our paper How to Alleviate Correlation Neglect? (with Michael Ungeheuer and Martin Weber) is accepted at Management Science.

12/21: Our paper Personal Communication in a Automated World: Evidence from Loan Payments (with Stephan Siegel and Jenny Pirschel) is forthcoming in the Journal of Finance.

11/21: Our paper "The trading response of individual investors to local bankruptcies" is now published at the Journal of Financial Economics.

09/20: I have joined the Department of Economics at the University of Bonn as a Professor of Finance

08/20: New Paper: On the Role of Monetary Incentives in Risk Preference Elicitation Experiments (with Andreas Hackethal, Michael Kirchler, Michael Razen, and Annika Weber)

04/20: Our book "Die genial einfache Vermögensstrategie" is published (Campus Verlag)

12/19: INQUIRE Europe grant for research project “Beliefs About the Stock Market and Investment Choices: Evidence from a Field Experiment” (with Annika Weber and Johannes Wohlfahrt), 10,000 EUR