About me

I am Professor of Finance at Goethe University and Director of the Household Finance Department at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE in Frankfurt and a CEPR Research Fellow. 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 regulation, 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 


09/23: New version of our paper The Long-Lasting Effects of Experiencing Communism on Attitudes towards Financial Markets  (with Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi and Ulrike Malmendier) including results from a large survey on attitudes towards capital markets

06/23 Our paper How to Alleviate Correlation Neglect? (with Michael Ungeheuer and  Martin Weber) is published in Management Science.

12/22: Our paper Personal Communication in a Automated World: Evidence from Loan Payments (with Stephan Siegel) is accepted at the Journal of Finance.

09/22 We are happy for having received a BMBF grant for “ClimLabels – Transition labels in climate finance" amounting to € 750,000. I am looking forward to working together with the great researchers Markus-Dertwinkel-Kalt, Christoph Feldhaus, Katrin Gödker, Andreas Löschel, and Ingmar Jürgens

08/22 I was appointed Director of the Household Finance Research Department at SAFE. 

07/22 My professorship is from August on, for the next five years, supported by a grant received from the Leibniz Association (Leibniz female professor program)

04/22 I am happy to join Goethe University and SAFE in Frankfurt as a Professor of Finance.

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

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