Education:

Ph.D. in Financial Economics                Carnegie Mellon University, 2004

M.S. in Finance                                 Carnegie Mellon University, 2001

Diplom-Betriebswirt                            Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, 1998

Abitur                                              Kreisgymnasium Halle, 1991


Academic Positions:

Deputy Vice Dean of Academic Affairs    The Wharton School, 2013 - present
                                                      University of Pennsylvania

Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance  The Wharton School, 2013 - present
                                                      University of Pennsylvania

Visiting Faculty                                  The Wharton School, 2008 - 2013
                                                      University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor of Finance              W.P. Carey School of Business, 2005 - 2009
                                                      Arizona State University

Instructor of Finance                          W.P. Carey School of Business, 2004 - 2005
                                                      Arizona State University


Research & Teaching Interests:

Dynamic Asset Pricing; General Equilibrium Models; Risk Management, in particular
Rare Event Risk and Credit Risk; Fixed Income; Insurance Economics, Econometrics
in Financial Markets


Related Employment:

Treasury Department                          Commerzbank AG, 1998 - 1999
Asset & Liability Management               Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Debt & Capital Markets                        Commerzbank AG, 1997 - 1998
Bond Origination                                 Frankfurt am Main, Germany