Financial Economist Simon Rother Joins University of Mannheim as Assistant Professor

The University of Mannheim welcomes Simon Rother, Ph.D., a financial economist, as an Assistant Professor of Finance. The professor commenced his tenure in August.

Rother's primary areas of expertise lie in financial intermediation, financial stability, and corporate finance. Starting next semester, Rother will offer the course “Finanzmathematik”.

“I am delighted to join the Business School of the University of Mannheim”, says Rother. “I am greatly looking forward to exchanging thoughts and knowledge with my new colleagues in finance, colleagues in neighboring fields, and with the students.”

Rother's impressive academic journey has been marked by several notable achievements. Prior to joining the University of Mannheim, he served as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) for two years. During this period, he demonstrated his commitment to research excellence, contributing significantly to the field of financial economics. Rother maintains an affiliation with CBS as Guest Researcher. In 2020, his paper “Asset Price Bubbles and Systemic Risk”, co-authored with Markus Brunnermeier and Isabel Schnabel, was published in the Review of Financial Studies.

Simon Rother's educational background is equally impressive. In 2021, he attained a Ph.D. in Economics with summa cum laude honors from the University of Bonn.  He conducted part of his PhD studies as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator at Princeton University.

In 2016, Rother accomplished his Master of Science in Quantitative Economics from the Universities of Frankfurt, Mainz, and Darmstadt (Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management). His Bachelor of Science in Economics is from the University of Mainz in 2013 and was awarded with honors for an outstanding thesis and for graduating top of his cohort.

We are very pleased that Assistant Professor Simon Rother will be adding his expertise to the Area Finance from August 2023 and wish him a good start in Mannheim!