Chair of Corporate Governance

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi

Welcome to the website of the Chair of Corporate Governance. Here you can find information on the courses and other services offered at the Chair.

Our main research areas are corporate governance, corporate finance, and asset management. A special focus is on gender differences on financial markets: How do female and male individuals invest on capital markets? Do they behave differently, and what determines their investment decisions? Are there gender differences in career choices regarding the financial industry? How do female role models influence women’s decisions?


Main fields of research

  • Gender differences on capital markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Experimental Economics

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An overview on all courses held by Professor Niessen-Ruenzi and her team will help you plan your semester. You can also get information about writing a thesis at the Chair.


Have a look at our publications, conference items and current research projects.


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