Welcome to the website of the Chair of Finance at the University of Duisburg-Essen. 

We deal with empirical capital market research, behavioral finance, experimental finance and asset management. One focus of our research is to examine the validity of the traditional financial market theory and in particular the strict assumptions behind the "homo oeconomicus" in reality. 

Within a "Bottom-up" approach we try to draw a detailed and realistic picture of the behaviour of participants in capital markets aiming to derive implications from their behaviour. On the other hand, our "Top-down" approach aims to identify, explain and predict "abnormal" patterns in market parameters (e.g. equity returns, company valuations or liquidity) that are difficult to reconcile with standard models. In this respect, we examine both: the micro level, i.e the decision-making behaviour of investors, companies, journalists, analysts or other market participants; and the macro level, i.e. the analysis of capital markets.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us under the menu item "Team".

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Current Announcements

 Wed, 25. Mar. 2020   Schwarz, Patrick

Courses/teaching in the summer term

Dear students, Due to the ongoing corona crisis, we will continue to offer our two modules in the upcoming summer term Stock Market Anomalies and Quantitative Trading Strategies Asset Management from 20.04.2020, ...
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 Mon, 17. Feb. 2020   Lauber, Alexander

The Chair has moved

Dear students, the chair FIN has moved. Since Monday, 17.2.2020 you can find us in building R11, T07, in corridor D directly above the library (7th floor). Please note the changes that have been made (rooms, telephone, address): ...
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 Mon, 10. Feb. 2020   Lauber, Alexander

Moodlecourse & registration for final thesis/seminar paper

Dear students, from the upcoming summer term 2020 we offer the Moodlecourse "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten am Lehrstuhl für Finanzierung". In this course you will find all information for writing your seminar / bachelor / master...
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