Former Members

graduated doctorate

We congratulate all our graduated doctoral researchers:

Name Topic


Dr. Binjam Berhane Der Erfolg von Mergers & Acquisitions mit afrikanischen Zielunternehmen
Dr. Christian Wieber Der Erfolg von Unternehmenszusammenschlüssen in der internationalen Pharmaindustrie


Dr. Thai Ton Investor Sentiment and Attention in Capital Markets – A (Social) Media Perspective
Dr. Demir Bektić Factor-based Portfolio Management with Corporate Bonds
Dr. Britta Hachenberg Security Pricing in Reaction to Changes in Investor Attitudes, Governance and Regulation
Dr. Christopher Welkoborsky Auswirkungen gesetzlicher Neuerungen und politischer Unsicherheit auf die Energiewirtschaft: Eine Untersuchung aus Kapitalmarktsicht


Dr. Anna Hinrichsen Corporate Governance and Strategic Personnel Management: Women on the board and female leadership, CEO overconfidence, Layoff decisions. Capital Market Perception and Shareholder Wealth Effects
Dr. Philipp Schüler Shareholder Activism in Continental Europe
Dr. Sebastian Wenz The Yield of Asse-Backed Securities after the Financial Crisis: An Empirical Approach


Dr. Christian Happ The importance of governance and risk management in corporate finance: An empirical analysis of financing and interest rate risks
Dr. Florian Kiesel The effect of credit and rating events on credit default swap and equity markets
Dr. Holger Nicklas The influence of CEO and regional characteristics on risk-taking and earnings management in saving banks
Dr. Frank Pieper Finanzwirtschaftliche Erfolgsanalyse deutscher Stadtwerke


Dr. Ulrich Erxleben Value Creation of Corporate Restructuring: A Market Cycle and Industry View
Dr. Dennis Froneberg Bank Governance Structures and Risk Taking
Dr. Sascha Kolaric Bank mergers and aquisitions in the Asia-Pacific region: An investigation of the shareholder wealth effects of the financial sector consolidation and its impact on the acquirer's cost of debt.
Dr. Daniel Maul Analyzing Wealth Efects for Bondholders: New Insight on Major Corporate Events from the Debtholders' Perspective
Dr. Claudia Max Valuation and Value Creation of Insurance Intermediaries
Dr. Thomas Pöppe Pharma M&A versus alliances and its underlying value drivers. Ar M&A or alliances the right therapy for an ailing pharmaceutical industry? A capital market perspective
Dr. Heiko Schön Pharma M&A versus alliances and its underlying value drivers. Ar M&A or alliances the right therapy for an ailing pharmaceutical industry? A capital market perspective


Dr. Christian Babl E-mobility and related clean technologies from an empirical corporate finance perspective: State of economic research, sourcing risks, and capital market perception


Dr. Robert Fraunhoffer Mergers and Acquisitions in the Energy Sector: The Impact of Synergy Disclosures on Shareholder Wealth and Operating Performance
Dr. Julian Trillig Economic Sustainable Development and Capital Market Perception


Dr. Christoph Böhm Risk-Adjusted Performance and Bank Governance Structures
Dr. Anit Deb Performance of Structured Finance: Capital Market Perception of Structured Finance in the Financial Crisis
Dr. Christoph Ettenhuber Financing Corporate Growth in the Renewable Energy Industry
Dr. Ramit Mehta Mergers and Aquisition in the Global Brewing Industry – A Capital Market Perspective
Dr. Steffen Meinshausen M&A Activity, Divestitures and Initial Public Offerings in the Fashion Industry
Dr. Mehtap Ölger Capital Market Integration and Single Market Reactions to Corporate and Macroeconomic News
Dr. Malte Raudszus Financial Return Risk and the Effect on Shareholder Wealth


Dr. Achim Himmelmann Innovation Economics: Capital Market Preception of Corporate Innovation Activities
Dr. Luisa Müller Mergers and Acquisitions in the International Financial Services Industry – Impacts on Shareholder Wealth Creation & Operating Performance from three different Perspectives
Dr. Markus Unkels Der Einfluss der Heterogenität auf die Performance von existierenden und simulierten Teams – Untersuchungen unter Berücksichtigung der Teamgröße, der Aufgabenkomplexität und der Aufgabeninterdependenzen