Financial economist Christine Laudenbach joins the research team at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE as a professor of Household Finance as of 1 April 2022. “Financial decisions of private households are fundamental for the capital formation of an economy and offer a broad and exciting field of research opportunities. SAFE offers optimal conditions in this field to tie in with the focus of my work,” says Laudenbach, who explores, among other things, which factors influence households’ financial decisions, particularly in the area of investment.
“Christine Laudenbach is an outstanding researcher and proven expert in investment strategies who will significantly enrich SAFE’s research profile,” says SAFE Director Jan Pieter Krahnen, “we are very pleased to have her on our team.” Since 2020, Christine Laudenbach has held a professorship in Finance at the University of Bonn and was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and the University of Mannheim, where she received her Ph.D. in 2012. Research visits took her to the University of Washington, Seattle, and Columbia University, New York.
In her research, Christine Laudenbach focuses on how decisions of private households can be influenced and improved through financial education, financial counseling, or innovative tools that provide self-help assistance. Her work has been published in international academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science.