Christopher Gibbs / University of Sydney, Australia

Period of visit: 21.01.- 01.02.2019

Christopher is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. His primary research areas is behavioral macroeconomics and finance. His current work focuses on issues relating to the zero lower bound on nominal interest rates and on how boundedly rational agents forecast expected monetary and fiscal policy changes. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Christopher was a lecturer at UNSW Business School (2013-2018) and he has held a visiting position at the Reserve Bank of Australia (2016-2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

William R. Kerr, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA

Period of visit: 23.7.–20.8.2018

William Kerr is a Professor at Harvard Business School. Bill is the faculty chair of the Launching New Ventures program for executive education, and he has received Harvard's Distinction in Teaching award. Bill focuses on how companies and economies explore new opportunities and generate growth. He considers the leadership and resources necessary to identify, launch and sustain dynamic and enduring organizations, and his recent work on Launching Global Ventures especially emphasized global opportunities. Bill is a recipient of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.Bill works with companies worldwide on the development of new ventures and transformations for profitable growth. He also advises governments about investments in the innovative capacities of their nations. Bill and his family live in Lexington, MA. They enjoy outdoor sports and trail running, are active members of their local church, and maintain close ties to his wife's home country of Finland. Bill grew up in Alabama and remains a passionate college football fan.

 

Thomas Gehrig, University of Vienna, Austria

Period of visit: 20.–24.8.2018

Thomas P. Gehrig is a Professor of Finance at the University of Vienna. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR (London), ECGI (Brussels), SRC (LSE) and a member of the market structure research group of NBER. He directs the Arbeitsgruppe „Finanzkrisen" of the Austrian Science Association and he is the Editor-in-Chief of Business Research, the Journal oft he German Management Association.
Thomas Gehrig conducted studies in economics and mathematics at the universities of Frankfurt, Mannheim and Berkeley he completed his economics Ph.D. at LSE. He held professorial positions at the universities of Basel (1989-1997) and Freiburg (1997-2010), as well as numerous visiting positions at Northwestern University,CEMFI (Madrid), Institut d'Analisi Economica CSIC (Barcelona), Tilburg University, ULB Brussels, Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki), Rice University, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Wharton School in Philadelphia, Collegio Carlo Alberto (Moncalieri), University of Strasbourg, SOAS, and LSE, London.
His research interests are market microstructure, information acquisition in incomplete markets, financial intermediation, financial geography and banking competition. His research is published in leading academic journals such as European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Economic & Management Strategy, Journal of Financial Markets, Scandinavian Journal of Economics and the Review of Finance among others.

 

Michael Weber, University of Chicago, USA

Period of visit: 27.–31.8.2018

Michael Weber joined Chicago Booth in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Finance and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Monetary Economics and Asset Pricing groups, a member of the Macro Finance Society, and a research affiliate at the CESifo Research Network. His research interests include asset pricing, macroeconomics, international finance, and household finance. His work on downside risk in currency markets and other asset classes earned the 2013 AQR Insight Award. He has published in leading economics and finance journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics.

Weber is a visiting researcher at the Bureau of Labor Statistics where he studies how the inability of firms to adjust output prices to macroeconomics shocks affects their systematic risk.

Weber frequently presents his research at major international conferences such as the American Economic Association or the NBER Summer Institute. His research was covered by The Economist, Die Welt, La Stampa, Haaretz, among others.

His research was awarded the 2017 Chakoozian Endowed Risk Management Prize, 2016 ECB Lamfalussy Research Fellowship, 2016 Center for Financial Research Best Paper Award, the Top Finance Graduate Award 2014, the WFA Cubist Systematic Strategies PhD Award for Outstanding Research, the UBS Best Conference Paper Prize at the EFA Annual Meeting 2014, the 2014 EFA Best Doctoral Student Conference Paper Prize, the Best Finance PhD Award in Honor of Prof. Greenbaum 2013 (Finalist), and the Best PhD Student Paper Award, FMA European Conference 2014.

Weber earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. both in Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his doctoral studies, he has worked in the debt advisory division of Rothschild, the Corporate Finance (M&A) advisory at KPMG, and the finance division of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). He also holds a Diplom in Business Economics (with distinction) from the University of Mannheim which earned him the SEW Eurodrive dissertation award.

Weber teaches Investments at Booth. Outside of academia, he enjoys playing soccer, running, skiing, and reading.

 

Francesco D'Acunto, Boston College Carroll School of Management, USA

Period of visit: 27.–31.8.2018

Francesco D'Acunto is an assistant professor at the Boston College Carroll School of Management and a Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellow. His research interests are in the areas of cultural finance, entrepreneurship, and FinTech. In these areas, Francesco studies the formation of beliefs and the financial decision-making of households and corporations. His work has been awarded two Cubist Systematic Strategies Awards for Outstanding Research and has been covered in popular media outlets, such as The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the Washington Post, The American Interest, Reuters, as well as in international media outlets, such as the World Economic Forum, the Daily Mail, the Globe and Mail, Die Welt, Haaretz, La Stampa, Dinheiro Vivo, and Al Balad. Francesco received his PhD and MSc in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining Carroll, Francesco taught finance at the Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland.

 

Daniel Hoang, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Period of visit: 27.–31.8.2018

Daniel Hoang is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. His current research interests include (theoretical and empirical) corporate finance, risk management and household finance. His work has been published in the Review of Finance, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, or the American Economic Review P&P. He teaches courses on corporate finance theory and financial intermediation.

 

Marco Gallegati, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy

Period of visit: 17.9.–26.9.2018

Marco Gallegati is Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the Polytechnic University of Marche. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Economics from the University of Ancona. He has been visiting lecturer at UCSC and short-term scholar at the New School for Social Research, His current research interests include business cycle analysis, time-frequency analysis and climate change econometrics. His work has appeared in the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Cliometrica and Climatic Change, among others. He has edited the Springer book Wavelet applications in economics and finance with Willi Semmler. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Current Development in Theory and Application of Wavelets.

Mauro Gallegati, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy

Period of visit: 17.9.–26.9.2018

Mauro Gallegati is Professor of Economics at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy. His research areas include business fluctuations, nonlinear dynamics, models of financial fragility, and heterogeneous interacting agents. He has published books and many papers in leading journals in the fields of economics, economic history and history of economic analysis, nonlinear mathematics, applied economics, complexity, and econophysics. He has been involved in a number of international research projects. 

 

Jussi Keppo, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Period of visit: 24.9.–28.9.2018

Professor Keppo teaches risk management and analytics courses, and directs analytics executive education programs at NUS Business School. He is also Co-Director of NUS Business Analytics Center. Previously, he taught at the University of Michigan.

He has several publications in the top-tier journals such as Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, Operations Research, and Journal of Business on topics such as investment analysis, banking regulation, learning, and strategic incentives. His research has been featured also in numerous business and popular publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Fortune.

Professor Keppo's research has been supported by several Asian, European, and US agencies such as the National Science Foundation. He serves on the editorial boards of Mathematics of Operations Research, Journal of Risk, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Energy Markets. He has consulted several startups, Fortune 100 companies, and financial institutions.

 

Minglong Zhou, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Period of visit: 24.9.–28.9.2018

Minglong Zhou is currently a Ph.D candidate at Department of Analytics and Operations at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. He received his bachelor degree in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) with a major in Business Analyics. He has been involved in many Data Analysis courses as tutor or lecturer. His current research interests include optimization in business operations, game theory in economics, and decision making under uncertainty."  

 

Timo Korkeamäki, Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki

Period of visit: 22.10.–2.11.2018

Timo Korkeamäki is a Professor of Finance at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki. He holds a PhD in international finance from University of South Carolina. His areas of expertise include corporate finance, financial markets, and financial institutions. He has published articles in a wide variety of academic outlets, including the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Corporate Finance. Timo has also published policy-related work for the Finnish Prime Minister's Office and in the Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs. 

 

Milo Bianchi, Toulouse School of Economics, France

Period of visit: 22.10 – 26.10. 2018

Milo Bianchi is associate professor in Finance at the Toulouse School of Economics and TSM. His research interests include household finance, behavioral finance and corporate finance. His work has been published in top economics and finance journals. He is the director of the Master in Financial Markets at the University of Toulouse.

 

Kevin J. Lansing, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, US

Period of visit: 5.11.–9.11.2018 

Kevin J. Lansing joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 1998, after spending two years at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University as a National Fellow and a Visiting Scholar. Prior to that, he served as an Economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. From 2011 to 2013, he served as a visiting economist in the Monetary Policy Research Department of the Central Bank of Norway (Norges Bank).
He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.B.A. in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Kevin’s recent research focuses on models of investor expectations and bounded rationality as applied to house prices, stock markets, and exchange rates. He has published articles in leading academic journals including American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Journal, and Journal of Public Economics. He is currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics.

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, University of California, Berkeley, US

Period of visit: 12.11.–16.11.2018

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas grew up in Montpellier, France. He attended Ecole Polytechnique and received his PhD in Economics in 1996 from MIT. He taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Princeton University before joining UC Berkeley department of economics.
Professor Gourinchas' main research interests are in international macroeconomics and finance. His recent research focuses on the scarcity of global safe assets, global imbalances and currency wars (with Ricardo Caballero and Emmanuel Farhi); on the International Monetary System and the role of the U.S. dollar (with Hélène Rey); on the Dominant Currency Paradigm (with Gita Gopinath); on the determinants of capital flows to and from developing countries (with Olivier Jeanne); on international portfolios (with Nicolas Coeurdacier); and on the global financial crisis (with Maury Obstfeld). Professor Gourinchas is the laureate of the 2007 Bernàcer Prize for best European economist working in macroeconomics and finance under the age of 40, and of the 2008 Prix du Meilleur Jeune Economiste for best French economist under the age of 40. In 2012-2013, Professor Gourinchas was a member of the French Council of Economic Advisorsto the Prime Minister. From 2009 to 2016 he was the editor-in-chief of the IMF Economic Review. He is managing editor of the Journal of International Economics and co-director of the NBER's International Finance and Macroeconomics Program.

Mark Weder, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Period of visit: 3.12.–14.12.2018 

Mark Weder joined The University of Adelaide in 2005. Prior, he was a Heisenberg Fellow and Assistant Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a visiting professor at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a Bachelor from the Technische Universität Berlin.
Mark’s research focuses on business cycles, self-fulfilling expectations, monetary policy, labor markets as well as economic history, with a focus on the Great Depression. He has published numerous articles in leading academic journals including Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Review of Economic Dynamics and Journal of Economic Theory. He currently serves as secretary as well as being a member of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society and is co-editor of the Australian Economic Papers. Outside of academia, he enjoys running, skiing, wine and jazz.

 

 

 

Matthijs Lof / Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki

Period of visit: 8.1.–21.1.2018

Matthijs Lof is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Aalto University School of Business. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Helsinki, and an MSc in Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam. He has previously worked at the European Central Bank and the Dutch Central Bank. His current research interests include asset pricing, market microstructure, and financial econometrics. His work has been published in Management Science, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, World Development, and other journals. 

 

Jussi Keppo / National University of Singapore

Period of visit: 19.2.–28.2.2018

Professor Keppo teaches risk management and analytics courses, and directs analytics executive education programs at NUS Business School. He is also Co-Director of NUS Business Analytics Center. Previously, he taught at the University of Michigan.

He has several publications in the top-tier journals such as Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, Operations Research, and Journal of Business on topics such as investment analysis, banking regulation, learning, and strategic incentives. His research has been featured also in numerous business and popular publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Fortune.

Professor Keppo's research has been supported by several Asian, European, and US agencies such as the National Science Foundation. He serves on the editorial boards of Mathematics of Operations Research, Journal of Risk, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Energy Markets. He has consulted several startups, Fortune 100 companies, and financial institutions.

 

Minglong Zhou / National University of Singapore

Period of visit: 21.2.–28.2.2018

Minglong Zhou is currently a Ph.D candidate at the Department of Analytics and Operations at National University of Singapore Business School. He received his bachelor degree from Singapore University of Technology and Design with a major in Business Analytics. He has taught several Data Analytics courses. His current research interests include optimization in business operations, game theory, and decision making under uncertainty.

 

Jonathan Benchimol / Central Bank of Israel

Period of visit: 13.3.–21.3.2018

Jonathan Benchimol is a research economist at the Bank of Israel, and a research associate at the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) and at the Center for Financial Development and Stability (Henan University). 

Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the ESSEC Business School, where his research focused on the effect of money and risk in the Eurozone. He has also studied theoretical and empirical economics at the Paris School of Economics, corporate finance and management at the Grenoble School of Management, and computer science and quantitative finance at the EISTI Engineering School.

His research interests are in macroeconomics and monetary economics, as well as financial economics and econometrics. Prior to joining the Bank of Israel, Jonathan taught at several universities and business schools He has also worked at and consulted private companies worldwide on their development.

 
   

Alessandro Rebucci / John Hopkins BS, Baltimore US

Period of visit: 19.3.–25.3.2018

Alessandro Rebucci, PhD (Economics, University of London) is an Associate Professor in the research track, holding a joint appointment with the Carey Business School Edward St. John Real Estate Program and the Economics Department of the JHU Krieger School of Art and Science. Prof. Rebucci is a NBER Faculty Research Fellow (IFM Program), a CEPR Research Fellow (International Macroeconomics and Finance Programme), and a non-resident faculty at the International Business School of the Beijing School of Foreign Studies. Prof. Rebucci is also Associate Editor of Economia, the Journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA). Before joining Carey, Prof. Rebucci held research and policy positions at the International Monetary Fund (1998-2008) and the Inter-American Development Bank (2008-2013).

 

Emiliano Santoro / University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Period of visit: 16.4.–21.4.

I have interests in macroeconomics and monetary economics. My research activity focuses on business cycle analysis and monetary policy design. My contributions may be grouped in four main strands of investigation. The first strand explores the connection between the credit market and the real economy, both from the vantage of business cycle analysis and monetary policy-making. The second strand focuses on the connection between information frictions and consumers' inflation expectations. The third strand studies inter-sectoral linkages in the market for intermediate goods and their effects on the propagation of shocks to the economy, as well as how monetary policy should be designed in this environment. The last strand examines the genesis and key features of various asymmetries in the transmission of monetary policy and business cycle dynamics.  

Vittoria Cerasi / Bicocca University, Milano, Italy

Period of visit: 2.5.–11.5.2018

Vittoria Cerasi is Professor of Banking and Finance at Bicocca University. She obtained her PhD in economics from the London School of Economics (LSE). Her research is in the area of the microeconomics of banking, industrial organization and banking regulation. She has been visiting researcher at the Financial Markets Group (LSE), at IDEI in Toulouse and recently, visiting scholar at BIS. She has published in the European Economic Review, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial Stability and Small Business Economics.

 

Saroj Bhattarai / Univeristy of Texas, USA

Period of visit: 17.5.–31.5.2018

Saroj Bhattarai is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He previously was the Strumpf Early Career Professor and Assistant Professor of Economics at the Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves as an Associate editor at the Review of Economics and Statistics and Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. His research interests are in monetary and international economics. Saroj received his PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 2010.

 

Xuguang S. Sheng / American University, Washington DC, USA

Period of visit: 28.5.–10.6.2018

Xuguang Simon Sheng is an Associate Professor of Economics at American University. His research interests include time series econometrics, monetary policy and business cycles. He has published in Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of International Monetary and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Oxford Handbook on Economic Forecasting. He has also been awarded a Heinz König Young Scholar Award from Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). He has served as a reviewer for highly ranked journals in his field, as a reviewer for National Science Foundation and as a co-organizer of four international conferences.

 

Christiane Baumeister / University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Period of visit: 31.5.–20.6.2018

Christiane Baumeister is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame where she currently holds the Robert and Irene Bozzone Collegiate Chair. She is a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and at CESifo. She is also Associate Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Commodity Markets. Prior to joining Notre Dame in July 2015, she was a Principal Researcher in the International Economic Analysis Department at the Bank of Canada. She has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund and at various central banks, including the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Dallas, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and the Bank of France. Her research interests are empirical macroeconomics, energy markets and monetary economics. Prof. Baumeister has worked extensively on forecasting the real price of oil, disentangling the determinants of oil price fluctuations and quantifying the effects of oil price shocks on the macroeconomy. Her recent research focuses on Bayesian inference in structural vector autoregressions. Her work has been published in Econometrica, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and the International Economic Review, among others. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Ghent University in Belgium.

 

Alberto Martin / Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Period of visit: 5.6.–15.6.2018

Alberto Martin earned his PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 2005. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI), an Adjunct Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, a Research Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the CEPR (London). He is also a member of the Board of Editors of the Review of Economic Studies and an Associate Editor at the Journal of International Economics, and a member of the panel at Economic Policy. In the past, he has held positions at the International Monetary Fund and the Argentine Ministry of Economics, and has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme. He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships, including the Fulbright Fellowship (2000), the Lamfalussy Fellowship from the European Central Bank (2011), and the Consolidator Research Grant from the European Research Council (2014). Alberto's research interests include macroeconomics, finance and international economics. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of International Economics, among others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrés Fernández Martin / Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington D.C.

Period of visit: 3.–18.8.2017

Andrés Fernández Martin is an economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington D.C. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. His research focuses mainly on the macroeconomics of emerging market economies. One area of his research agenda is devoted to the study of the sources of business cycles in emerging economies, including driving forces of financial and real nature, with the use of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models. He is also extending this framework to study capital controls, monetary policy, the presence of financial and labor market frictions, and the co-movement in the macro dynamics of emerging economies. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economies and as Team Leader of the Financial Stability an Development Network of South American Central Banks. His work has been published in journals like the Journal of Monetary Economics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Review of Economic Dynamics, International Economic Review and others.

Jukka Sihvonen / University of Vaasa, Finland

Period of visit: 28.8.–1.9.2017

Jukka Sihvonen is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Vaasa. Dr. Sihvonen has previously held visiting appointments at the Goethe University and European Central Bank. His current academic research interests include topics related to bank risk-taking and measurement, the economic roles of accounting information, and data-driven approaches to financial analysis.

 Jukka Sihvonen

Söhnke Bartram / Warwick Business School, UK 

Period of visit: 4.–17.9.2017

Söhnke M. Bartram is a Professor in the Department of Finance at Warwick Business School. Prior to joining Warwick University, he held faculty positions at Lancaster University and Maastricht University. He is also a Charter Member of Risk Who's Who and a member of an international think tank for policy advice to the German government. His immediate research activities center around issues in international finance, corporate finance and financial markets, especially financial risk management. Dr. Bartram's work has been presented at conferences organized by the NBER, CEPR, the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, and the American Economic Association, published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and included in testimony before the U.S. Congress House Financial Services Committee. Various organizations and funding bodies have granted financial support for his research activities in the area of international and corporate finance, such as the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Competency Centre, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Institute for Quantitative Investment Research, Netspar, and the International Centre for Research in Accounting. In 2003, the Federation of European Securities Exchanges awarded the Josseph de la Vega Prize for his work on derivatives market microstructure. In 2006, the Journal of Empirical Finance awarded its 3rd Biannual Best Paper Award for his work on foreign exchange rate exposure. In 2010, Financial Management awarded its 2nd Biannual Pearson/Prentice Hall Best Paper Award for his work on the use of derivatives by non-financial firms, which also received the Citations of Excellence Award by Emerald in 2013. Dr. Bartram has been awarded a higher doctorate, the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc), by the University of Warwick. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Financial Review.

Dr. Bartram has been a Visiting Scholar with René M. Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, at the Charles A. Dice Center for Research of Financial Economics at the Fisher College of Business/Ohio State University. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Kenan-Flagler Business School/University of North Carolina, the University of Texas at Austin, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the London School of Economics and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a Visiting Professor of Finance at London Business School, NYU Stern, the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University and EIEF. He has received scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service, the Fulbright Commission, the German National Merit Foundation and the German Federal Department of Commerce and Technology. Dr. Bartram worked for several years in quantitative investment research for State Street Global Advisors as Head of the London Advanced Research Center and is a consultant to various financial institutions and investment companies.

Adam Golinski / University of York, England

Period of visit: 18.9.– 1.10.2017

Adam Golinski obtained his PhD from Imperial College London in 2011. He is a lecturer at the University of York. Previously he held position at the University of Exeter. Adam’s research interests span the areas of asset pricing, interest rate term structure models, financial econometrics and monetary economics. In 2014 he received a British Academy Skills Acquisition Award. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Econometrics.

 

Galip Kemal Ozhan / University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Period of visit: 30.10.–12.11.2017

Galip Kemal Ozhan is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of St. Andrews. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington, an M.Sc. in Finance from Imperial College London, and an M.A. in Economics and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey. He worked as a research associate at the Brookings Institution from January 2012 to September 2013. His main research interests are in international finance, macroeconomics, and monetary economics. His research has been recognized with the 2016 Young Economist Award by the European Economics Association, and the 2016 Best Paper Award by the Money, Macro and Finance Research Group in the United Kingdom.

Galip Kemal Ozhan

 

Thomas Lubik / Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, United States

Period of visit: 6.–10.11.2017

Thomas Lubik is a senior advisor in the Richmond FED Research Department. He provides counsel to senior management and directors on topics such as monetary policy, bank and financial regulation, and the domestic and international economy. He has been group vice president for microeconomics and research communications and group vice president for macroeconomics and financial economics in the department. Lubik has published his work in numerous academic journals, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He is also a visiting professor of economics at the University of Adelaide and frequently visits central banks abroad, most recently the Deutsche Bundesbank and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Before joining the Richmond Fed in 2006, Lubik served as an assistant professor of international macroeconomics at Johns Hopkins University.

Francisco Ruge-Murcia / McGill University, Canada

Period of visit: 27.2.–5.3.2017

Francisco Ruge-Murcia is Professor of Economics at McGill University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia and currently serves as Managing Editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics and Associate Editor of Macroeconomic Dynamics. Prof. Ruge-Murcia has previously held appointments at the University of Cambridge and the University of Montreal, and visiting positions at the University of California at San Diego, Tel Aviv University, Université des Sciences Sociales (Toulouse), and various central banks. His research focuses on issues in monetary economics and collective decision-making, and on econometric methods for the estimation of dynamic equilibrium models.

 Francisco Ruge-Murcia

Elias Rantapuska / Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Period of visit: 30.3.–12.4.2017

Elias Rantapuska is an assistant professor of finance at Aalto University School of Business department of finance. He holds Dr.Sc. (Econ.) from Helsinki School of Economics. Prior to joining Aalto University, Elias has worked for Nordea, J.P. Morgan, and McKinsey & Company. After joining Aalto university in 2010, Elias has worked as a visiting scholar at NYU and BI Norwegian Business School. His current academic research interests include topics such as the role of feelings, experiences, and family relationships in investment decisions. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Finance.

 

Yishay P. Yafeh / The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Period of visit: 26.4.–2.5.2017

Yishay Yafeh holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University (1993), and has taught at Oxford, Montreal and the Hebrew University. He has served Vice Dean (2010-2012) and Dean (2012-2016) of the School of Business Administration of the Hebrew University. His research interests are financial systems and financial intermediation, the economies of East Asia, and economic and financial history. In the past, Mr. Yafeh served as advisor to the Bank of Israel, the Israel Securities Authority, and the International Monetary Fund. His research has been published, among others, in the Journal of Finance,the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Business and the Review of Finance. He co-authored, together with Paolo Mauro and Nathan Sussman, the book Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization (Oxford University Press, 2006).  Yishay Yafeh is a Research Fellow of the London-based CEPR and the Brussels-based ECGI, and is associate editor of a number of scientific journals.

 

Bruno Maria Parigi / University of Padua, Italy

Period of visit: 15.5.–26.5.2017

Bruno Parigi is an applied microeconomist who has conducted research in various areas of banking. He has written extensively on systemic risk and the lender of last resort. More recently he has published a paper on the connections of the top managers of Italian banks and how this affects banks performance. His on going research deals with how to address the debt overhang that may arise from non-performing loans, and also with the study of why banking supervisors all over the world have a tendency to respond slowly to banking crises, even if in many instances evidence of brewing banking crises was in plain sight. His research has been published in various professional journals like J. Money Credit and Banking, J. Banking and Finance, J. Financial Intermediation, J. European Economic Association , J. Economic Theory and others. 

 

Oliver de Groot / School of Economics & Finance, The Scores, UK

Period of visit: 29.5.–18.6.2017

Oliver de Groot is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He received his PhD from Cambridge in 2012 and spent three years as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC before moving to St Andrews. His research is focussed on financial frictions, monetary policy, and computational economics. He has published his research in, among others, the International J. of Central Banking and the J. of Economic Dynamics and Control.

 

Michael Weber / University of Chicago, US

Period of visit: 15.6.–22.6.2017

Michael Weber joined Chicago Booth in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Macro Finance Society, and a research affiliate at the CES-ifo Research Network. His research interests include asset pricing, macroeconomics, international finance, and household finance. His work on downside risk in currency markets and other asset classes earned the 2013 AQR Insight Award. He has published in leading economics and finance journals such as the American Economic Review and the Journal of Financial Economics.Weber is a visiting researcher at the Bureau of Labor Statistics where he studies how the inability of firms to adjust output prices to macroeconomics shocks affects their systematic risk and a member of the Macro Finance Society.Weber frequently presents his research at major international conferences such as the American Economic Association or the NBER Summer Institute. His research was covered by The Economist, Die Welt, La Stampa, Haaretz, among others.His dissertation was awarded the Top Finance Graduate Award 2014, the WFA Cubist Systematic Strategies PhD Award for Outstanding Research, the UBS Best Conference Paper Prize at the EFA Annual Meeting 2014, the 2014 EFA Best Doctoral Student Conference Paper Prize, the Best Finance PhD Award in Honor of Prof. Greenbaum 2013 (Finalist), and the Best PhD Student Paper Award, FMA European Conference 2014.Weber earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. both in Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his doctoral studies, he has worked in the debt advisory division of Rothschild, the Corporate Finance (M&A) advisory at KPMG, and the finance division of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). He also holds a Diplom in Business Economics (with distinction) from the University of Mannheim which earned him the SEW Eurodrive dissertation award.
Weber teaches Investments at Booth. Outside of academia, he enjoys playing soccer, running, skiing, and reading.

 

William R. Kerr / Harvard Business School, Boston, US

Period of visit: 26.7.–25.8.2017

William Kerr is a Professor at Harvard Business School. Bill is the faculty chair of the Launching New Ventures program for executive education, and he has received Harvard's Distinction in Teaching award. Bill focuses on how companies and economies explore new opportunities and generate growth. He considers the leadership and resources necessary to identify, launch and sustain dynamic and enduring organizations, and his recent work on Launching Global Ventures especially emphasized global opportunities. Bill is a recipient of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.Bill works with companies worldwide on the development of new ventures and transformations for profitable growth. He also advises governments about investments in the innovative capacities of their nations. Bill and his family live in Lexington, MA. They enjoy outdoor sports and trail running, are active members of their local church, and maintain close ties to his wife's home country of Finland. Bill grew up in Alabama and remains a passionate college football fan.