I am a Professor of Finance at Leipzig University, as well as a Guest Professor of Economics at Keio University, Tokyo. My research covers topics such as bank regulation and supervision, systemic risk in banking and insurance, (quantitative) risk management, financial innovation and digitalization in banking, and dependence modeling/copulas. The findings of my research have been published in the Review of Finance, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, and other journals in finance/banking, quantitative finance, and actuarial science. Moreover, my research has attracted funding from the German Science Foundation (DFG), the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Mercator Foundation, Commerzbank Foundation, and the German Association for Insurance Science (DVfVW) as well as the attention of the BIS/IAIS, EIOPA, UNEP FI, Deutsche Bundesbank, Banque de France/ACPR, and BaFin.

At Leipzig University, I am the current Vice-Dean for Academic Programs in the Faculty of Economics overseeing all BSc/MSc/Executive degree programs, and in particular, our BSc in Business and Economics.


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