Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi

Chair of Corporate Governance


Main fields of research

  • Gender Differences on Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Empirical Banking

Curriculum vitae

2009 Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D. in Business), University of Cologne
2009–2012 Assistant Professor of Banking and Finance, University of Mannheim
Since 2012 Associate Professor of Business Administration, Corporate Governance, University of Mannheim
Since 2016 Professor of Finance and Corporate Governance (tenured), University of Mannheim. Visiting positions at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, UC Berkeley, UT Austin, UNSW Sydney

Selected memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • American Finance Association
  • European Economic Association
  • European Finance Association
  • German Finance Association

Prizes, awards, honors

  • Best Conference Paper, Rothschild Cesarea (IDC) conference, May 20–21, 2012, Herzliya, Israel
  • Emerald Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management, Annual Meetings 2008, Anaheim, USA
  • Best Conference Paper, Midwest Finance Association, Meetings 2008, San Antonio, USA
  • Best Conference Paper Award, Annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, 2008, New York, USA
  • DGF Outstanding Paper Award, Annual meeting of the German Finance Association, 2006, EBS, Germany

Selected editorial activities

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Finance
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Review of Financial Studies
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Review of Economic Studies, Management Science

Selected publications