f.l.t.r.: Prof. Dr. Oliver Spalt, Associate Dean of the Business School Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann, Stephen Campbell, Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Marc Lerchenmüller in the Dean's Office of the Business School. Photo credit: Sarah Zink

Business School welcomes new members

Professor of Finance and Assistant Professors officially welcomed

The University of Mannheim Business School is pleased to introduce three new members this week: Prof. Dr. Oliver Spalt, Prof. Dr. Marc Lerchenmüller und Stephen Campbell, Ph.D. were welcomed officially by Associate Dean, Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann, in the rooms of the Dean’s Office.

Return to the “City of Squares”

Prof. Spalt took over the Chair of Business Administration, Finance and Financial Market Institution on August 1. Beforehand, he was professor of behavioral finance at the University of Tilburg. After his successful completion of his doctorate at the University of Mannheim, Business School in 2008, he is now returning to Mannheim, the “City of Squares.”

In his research he mainly deals wih the areas of behavioral finance, corporate governance and financial market instituitions. His research is presented regularly at international conferences and leading business schools in the US and Europe. Furthermore it is published in renown journals like the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. He received numerous awards for his work, among others, more than 10 prizes for excellent teaching.

“I am really looking forward to my new tasks at the University of Mannheim. I would like to contribute to the fact that the University of Mannheim continues to establish itself at the absolute top of research in Europe, that Mannheim stays the first address for students in the field of economics and that the ideas developed in Mannheim will also be heard in the public discussion in Germany.”

Two new Assistant Professors

Since February Marc Lerchenmüller owns the Assistant Professorship for Technological Innovation & Management Science at the University of Mannheim. His research is primarly concerned with economic incentive systems and the associated strategic decisions of players in innovative sectors. In a second research program he deals with science politics and translation of academical knowledge. In the context of his research, Prof. Lerchenmüller is a research fellow at the Yale School of Management, USA.

Before his academic career, Prof. Lerchenmüller worked at the Boston Consuting Group in New York and was founding member of a biotechnological startup. Prof. Lerchenmüller is alumnus of Imperial College London, University of Oxford, Yale University and the WHU.

Stephen Campbell is new Assistant Professor for Accounting in the Area Accounting & Taxation. Beforehand he was doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine. In the context of his research, Campbell examines the effects of taxes on the volatility of corporate cash flows and the impact of corporate income tax on various stakeholders. He applies finite mix models to better define the relationship between tax aggressiveness and financial reporting aggressiveness.