Welcome to the Finance Research (FiRe) Platform Graz!

FiRe Graz is a loosely organized research platform, affiliated with the University of Graz. Founded and operated by the Department of Banking and Finance and the Department of Finance, the platform is open to all finance researchers with a connection to the University of Graz and is intended to reach out across organisation boundaries. Its main research areas are empirical and experimental research in finance.


  • Substantial media echo on FiRe researcher's study A new paper by FiRe researcher Stefan Palan, co-authored with Michael Kirchler from the University of Innsbruck, has been accepted at Experimental Economics. Titled "Immaterial and Monetary Gifts in ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2017, 2:33 AM by Stefan Palan
  • "Die Presse" reports on Palan's insider trading research "Die Presse", one of Austria's leading daily newspapers, recently published an article on research conducted by platform member Stefan Palan and his co-author Thomas Stöckl. Palan and Stöckl ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2017, 12:54 AM by Stefan Palan
  • Gerhard Lechner joins research platform Gerhard Lechner has recently joined the research platform as our first member from the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum. Gerhard is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Banking and Insurance ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 2:58 AM by Stefan Palan
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