Leadership and Team
|Professor Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Ph.D.|
|Professor Michael Binder, Ph.D.|
|Professor Dr. Volker Nitsch|
|Professor Dr. Holger Kraft|
|Professor Dr. Bernd Skiera|
|Professor Dr. Uwe Walz|
|Professor Dr. Christine Zulehner|
|Office of Academic Records Staff|
|Director of Academic Records|
|Selma Ullrich, B.A.|
|Director of Student Services|
|to be appointed|
|Director of Finance|
|to be appointed|
Professor Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt (Chair for Macroeconomics and Development), is Coordinator of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Fuchs-Schündeln received her Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 2004. Prior to joining the faculty of Goethe University Frankfurt in 2009 (Chair for Macroeconomics and Development), she was a faculty member at Harvard University. She is also an NBER Faculty Research Fellow, a CESifo Research Network Affiliate, and a Co-Editor of the Economics of Transition. Her current research focuses on the analysis of household saving and labor supply behavior, labor market integration, and the endogeneity of economic preferences.
Professor Michael Binder, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt (Chair for International Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics), is Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Binder did his undergraduate coursework in economics, business administration and law at the University of Kiel, and received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. Upon completion of his Ph.D. he was a faculty member at the University of Maryland until 2003. Binder has been a Fulbright scholar, a Marie Curie research fellow, a scholar of the German National Scholarship Foundation, and has been the recipient of numerous teaching and advising awards. He has published on a variety of topics in macroeconomics and applied econometrics, and is/was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Empirical Economics. Binder has held visiting appointments inter alia at the University of Cambridge, the University of Munich, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Bank of Spain. Binder's current research in part examines the implications of financial and trade globalization for business cycle dynamics, output growth and exchange rate dynamics. This research involves the development of new econometric methods for macroeconomic panels, as well as the assembly of new cross-country panel data sets.
Professor Dr. Volker Nitsch
Professor of Economics at Darmstadt University of Technology, is Deputy Dean of of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. He pursued his graduate education at Free University of Berlin and at Humboldt University of Berlin and obtained his doctoral degree in economics from Humboldt University Berlin in 2000. Before coming to Darmstadt in 2009, he was Senior Economist for Bankgesellschaft Berlin from 1995 to 2003, Junior Professor of Economics at Free University of Berlin until 2009, and Head of Division at KOF Swiss Economic Institute from 2007 to 2009. He currently is also affiliated as Research Professor with the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich and as Research Fellow with the CESifo in Munich. His research focuses on international trade patterns, regional integration, institutional arrangements, currency unions, exchange rate regimes, central banks, and empirical economic geography.
Director, Ph.D. Program in Finance and MSQ Program in Quantitative Finance
Professor Dr. Holger Kraft
Professor of Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt (UBS Endowed Chair of Asset Pricing), is Director of the Ph.D. Program in Finance and the MSQ Program in Quantitative Finance. He is also member of the Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern. Kraft received his doctorate in Mathematical Finance from TU Kaiserslautern in 2002. His current research focuses on liquidity risk, credit risk, portfolio optimization over the life cycle, and contagion effects in capital markets.w and finance, law and economics, and antitrust issues.
Director, Ph.D. Programs in Management and in Marketing and MSQ Program in Quantitative Management and in Quantitative Marketing
Professor Dr. Bernd Skiera
Professor of Marketing at Goethe University Frankfurt (Chair of Electronic Commerce), is Director of the Ph.D. Program in Marketing and the MSQ Program in Marketing. Professor Skiera obtained his doctorate in marketing at Kiel University in 1995 as well as his habilitation in 1999, since when he has held the Chair of Electric Commerce at Goethe University Frankfurt. He has acted as a visiting scholar and guest professor numerous times at prestigious universities in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His research focuses on electronic commerce (including online marketing and), social media management, customer management and pricing.
Director, Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics and MSQ Program in Law and Quantitative Economics
Professor Dr. Uwe Walz
Professor of Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt (Chair for Industrial Organization), is Director of the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics and the MSQ Program in Law and Quantitative Economics. Walz obtained his doctorate from the University of Tübingen in 1992. After having been a visiting research fellow to the London School of Economics (1992 to 1993) and the University of California at Berkeley (1994 to 1995), he completed his habilitation at the University of Mannheim in 1995. Thereafter he joined the University of Bochum (1995 to 1997) as Associate Professor and the University of Tübingen (1997 to 2000) as Professor. In 2003, he became Program Director of the Center for Financial Studies (CFS). Since 2004 he also is a Research Professor at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). His main current research focuses on venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, and contract theory as well as on the economics of network industries.
Director, Ph.D. Program in Economics and MSQ Program in Quantitative Economics
Professor Dr. Christine Zulehner
Professor of Industrial Organization and Financial Markets at Goethe University Frankfurt and the LOEWE center SAFE as well as research staff member at Austrian Institute of Economic Research, is Director of the Ph.D. Program in Economics and the MSQ Program in Quantitative Economics. After studying Mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology and Economics at the Institute of Advanced Studies, she received her Ph.D. in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin. Before coming to Frankfurt in 2013, she held positions at Johannes Kepler University Linz, University Vienna, Social Science Research Center Berlin and Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna. Her research interests lie in the fields of industrial organization, competition policy, and applied microeconomics.
Director of Academic Records
Selma Ullrich, B.A.
joined Goethe University Frankfurt in 2012. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business Administration from Fachhochschule Wiesbaden. Prior to joining Goethe University, she inter alia held a wide range of responsibilities in the administrative coordination of the Master Program in International Business Administration and Foreign Trade at Fachhochschule Worms.
Office of Academic Records Staff
joined Goethe-University Frankfurt in 1981 and has worked for several years in the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and in its Department of Accounting where she was responsible for different administrative areas.