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2020-06-04 FiRe Lecture


We are sorry that we have to cancel this event due to the global pandemic of COVID-19.

About the lecturer

Josef Zechner is Professor of Finance and Investments at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He is Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Before joining WU, he was Professor of Finance at the University of Vienna and at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research covers a broad range of topics in the areas of corporate finance, banking and asset management.

Josef Zechner has published in leading finance and economics journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Political Economy and the Review of Financial Studies. He was the Managing Editor of the Review of Finance from 2003 to 2012. He is also past president of the European Finance Association (EFA), the German Finance Association (DGF) and the Western Finance Association (WFA) and is currently vice president of the Society for Financial Studies (SFS). He is also a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) of the European Central Bank (ECB) and fellow of the Finance Theory Group.

Prof. Zechner has consulted and served on the supervisory boards of various financial institutions, including serving as vice president of the supervisory board of Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG. He also has a strong personal connection to the University of Graz, since he started his career here. Prof. Zechner obtained his master degree, his doctoral degree and his habilitation in Graz.


Slot Presenter  Title 
17:00-18:30 Josef Zechner TBD

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