Left to right: Assistant Prof. Christina Schamp, Prof. Dr. Christian Becker (Dean), Prof. Tabea Bucher-Koenen

New members at the Business School

University of Mannheim, Business School welcomes two new members.

Starting this semester there are two new members supporting the team of 38 professors at the University of Mannheim, Business School: Assistant Prof. Dr. Christina Schamp and Prof. Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen.

Dr. Christina Schamp has held the assistant professorship for Empirical Research Methods at the Area Marketing & Sales since the beginning of this fall semester. She studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen and social psychology at the London School of Economics and received her doctorate on “Ethicality in the Marketplace” from the University of Hamburg in 2018. Before joining the Business School, she gained professional experience at McKinsey and Company, Inc.

“I am honored to have been part of the Business School at the University of Mannheim since fall 2019. With my research projects, I want to further promote the international reputation of this university for cutting-edge research with a focus on practical implications. Besides that, I would like to maintain the close ties between the university and the business world using my professional experience in a top management consultancy. One of my personal concerns is to inspire students and doctoral candidates - particularly women - within and beyond university to pursue a career in customer insights.”

In her research, Ms. Schamp focuses on consumer behavior, in particular ethical purchasing behavior and the (moral) behavior of consumers in social media. She cooperates with various practical partners and international researchers from the University of Groningen, INSEAD and Columbia Business School. In her research projects, she also employs a variety of different methods - from behavioral experiments to machine learning approaches - all of which she addresses in her lecture.

Prof. Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen recently assumed the Chair of Financial Markets at the Area of Finance, succeeding Prof. Sascha Steffen. On top of that, Ms. Bucher-Koenen has been head of the ZEW (Leibniz Center for European Economic Research) Research Unit “International Financial Markets and Financial Management” since January 2019. She studied Business Administration and Intercultural Management at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena as well as European Integration at the University of Kent in Canterbury/Great Britain. In 2010 she completed her doctorate at the University of Mannheim on the topic of “Financial Literacy, Cognitive Abilities, and Long-term Decision Making - Five Essays on Individual Behavior“. Bucher-Koenen subsequently worked as a guest researcher at Dartmouth College/USA before taking over as head of the “Health and Life” research area at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich in 2011.

Ms Bucher-Koenen's research primarily looks at household finance, old-age economics and demographic change, in particular the role of private and public pension systems and long-term financial decisions.