The research and teaching areas of the chair cover a wide spectrum of real estate topics, including: ; - Real Estate Finance ; - Real Estate Economics ; - Real Estate Securitization ; - Risk Management ; - Applied Financial Econometrics
Real Estate Economics
Real Estate Finance
Applied Financial Econometrics
Real Estate Securitization
Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences, University of Freiburg, Habilitation
(Venia Legendi: Business Administration and Econometrics), December 2007.
Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences, University of Freiburg, Dissertation
(summa cum laude), November 2003.
University of Freiburg, Germany, Degree Studies in Economics, November 1999.
University of Applied Science, Lörrach, Germany, Degree Studies in Business Administration,
Studying Painting at the Academy of Arts Dusseldorf, Prof. Gerhard Richter, October 1988 - August 1990.
Professor for Finance, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, EBS Business School, Department of Finance, Accounting & Real Estate, January 2008 - July 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Econometrics (Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, Ph.D.) and Department of Banking and Finance (Prof. Dr. Heinz Rehkugler), University of Freiburg, April 2007 - December 2007
Research Assistant and Assistant Professor at the Department of Empirical Research and Econometrics (Prof. Dr. Siegfried Hauser), University of Freiburg, January 2000 - March 2007
University of St.Gallen:
Bachelor: Real Estate Finance and Investments, Forschungsmethoden/Research Methods
Research Seminar Real Estate Finance , Real Estate Finance Empirical Real Estate Finance , Real Estate
Economics , Arts and Economics
PhD Program in Finance (PiF): Topics in Real Estate Econometrics
AFA - American Finance Association.
AREUEA - American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.
DGF - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Finanzwirtschaft e.V.
EFA - European Finance Association.
INFER - International Network for Economic Research.
VfS - Verein für Socialpolitik.
VHB - Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaftslehre e.V.
Keynote Speech: NTNU Business School Conference & PhD Seminar, October, 17-18, 2018, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
Best Paper Award: Testing the Predictability and Efficiency of Securitized Real Estate Markets, 16th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, January 24-27, 2010, Wellington, New Zealand.
Overall Best Paper Award: E?cient Land Use with Congestion: Determining Land Values from Residential Rents, 23rd European Real Estate Society (ERES) Annual Conference, June 8-11, 2016, Regensburg, Germany.
Research Price: Something in the Air: Information Density, Surprises, and Price Jumps, Research Prize by the Private Institute for Quantitative Capital Market Research at DekaBank (IQ-KAP), October 10, 2016, Frankfurt.
Best Paper Award: Financial Crises, Price Discovery, and Information Transmission: A High-Frequency Perspective, co-authored by Ferdinand Mager, Michael Stein, and Lu Zhao, Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Vol. 32, No. 4, 333-365.
Journal of Housing Economics (2020-present)
Journal of Commodity Markets (2015-present)
Journal of Financial Perspectives (2012-present)
Journal of Property Research (2020-present)
Zeitschrift f¨ur Immobilien¨okonomie (German Journal of Property Research) (2009-present)
Guest Researcher, NTNU Business School, Trondheim, Norway, since January 2018.
Working Sabbatical, St.Gallen Insitute of Management in Asia, Singapore, June 2014 - September 2014. University of Saarbr¨ucken (UdS), Saarbr¨ucken, Germany, Winter Term 2013/14.
National University of Singapore (NUS), Department of Real Estate, SG, March 2012 - April 2012. ICMA Centre, University of Reading, UK, May 2011 - August 2011.