Prof. Ernst Maug, Ph.D.

Prof. Ernst Maug, Ph.D.

Chair of Corporate Finance


Main fields of research

  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Shareholder Voting and Board Structures
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Finance

Curriculum vitae

1988 Diplom-Volkswirt, Goethe-University Frankfurt
1990 M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics
1993 Ph.D., London School of Economics
1993-1996 Assistant Professor of Finance, London Business School
1996-2000 Assistant Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
2000–2005 Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
2000–2006 Rudolf von Bennigsen-Förder Professor of Business Administration, Humboldt University Berlin
Since 2002 Research Associate, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
2008 Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales
2013 Visiting Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Since 2006 Professor of Corporate Finance, University of Mannheim
Since 2013 Editor of the Finance Working Paper Series of the European Corporate Governance Institute
2018 President of the European Finance Association

Selected memberships

  • American Finance Association
  • Society for Financial Studies
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Finanzierung

Prizes, awards, honors

  • 2016: Joint second prize at Finanzkompass 2016, Hamburg
  • Keynote at the VHB conference 2016 in Munich, Germany
  • 2009: GSAM Best Paper Award for the best paper in the Review of Finance for “When Shareholders Vote Strategically”
  • 2008: Joint first price of the ECGI Corporate Governance Best Paper Competition for the paper “Bankers on the Boards of German Firms“
  • 2006: Teaching Award (Fachschaftslehrpreis), University of Mannheim

Selected publications