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WU Awards 2022 - Outstanding research and teaching achievements by WU students and faculty
Excellence in the Spotlight
The WU Awards put the spotlight on teachers and researchers whose achievements during the past year helped strengthen WU’s reputation for excellence and develop solutions to current economic and social challenges.
Numerous researchers from the Institute were honored by the Rector's Office for their dedication and research achievements over the past year. The Institute’s awarded achievements can be found below and in the brochure WU Awards 2022.
Best Paper Award
The WU Best Paper Award, established in 2000, is presented annually to the authors of outstanding academic contributions published in the previous calendar year. The WU Best Paper Award is funded by the WU Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna and is presented in 4 categories.
Category 1: Quantitative-analytical or theoretical work
Hanspal, Tobin, Weber, Annika, Wohlfart, Johannes, 2021, Exposure to the COVID-19 Stock Market Crash and its Effect on Household Expectations. Review of Economics and Statistics.
Star Journal Articles
Star Journal publications are articles by WU researchers published in outstanding international journals. These journals are listed in WU’s Star Journal List.
Chaderina, Maria, Weiß, Patrick, Zechner, Josef, 2021, The Maturity Premium, Journal of Financial Economics.
Friewald, Nils, Nagler, Florian, Wagner, Christian, 2021, Debt Refinancing and Equity Returns, Journal of Finance.
Bischof, Jannis, Laux, Christian, Leuz, Christian, 2021, Accounting for Financial Stability: Bank Disclosure and Loss Recognition in the Financial Crisis, Journal of Financial Economics.
Della Corte, Pasquale, Sarno, Lucio, Schmeling, Maik, Wagner, Christian, 2021, Exchange Rates and Sovereign Risk, Management Science (MS).
Outstanding Research Achievements
WU awards bonuses to its researchers for publications in internationally renowned journals and other outstanding academic achievements.
Bühlmaier, Matthias, Zechner, Josef, 2020, Financial Media, Price Discovery, and Merger Arbitrage., Review of Finance. 25 (4), 997–1046.
Bu, Di, Hanspal, Tobin, Liao, Yin, Liu, Yong, 2020, Cultivating Self-Control in FinTech: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Online Consumer Borrowing., Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA).
Weber, Rüdiger, 2021, Institutional Investors, Households and the Time-Variation in Expected Stock Returns., Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA).
Cejnek, Georg, Randl, Otto, Zechner, Josef, 2021, The COVID-19 Pandemic and Corporate Dividend Policy., Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA).
56 (7), 2389–2410.
Hackethal, Andreas, Hanspal, Tobin, Lammer, Dominique, Rink, Kevin, 2021, The Characteristics and Portfolio Behavior of Bitcoin Investors: Evidence from Indirect Cryptocurrency Investments., Review of Finance.
Jankowitsch, Rainer, Ottonello, Giorgio, Subrahmanyam, Marti, 2022, Regulation, Asset Complexity, and the Informativeness of Credit Ratings., Review of Corporate Finance Studies.
Parlasca, Markus, 2021, Time Inconsistency in Stress Test Design., German Economic Association of Business Administration Young Scholars Conference, virtual, Deutschland, 17.09.
Parlasca, Markus, 2021, Time Inconsistency in Stress Test Design. Annual Meeting of the German Finance Association, Innsbruck, Österreich, 30.09.–02.10.
Mahlstedt, Robert, Weber, Rüdiger, 2021, Risk Sharing Within and Outside the Firm: The Disparate Effects of Employment Protection on Expected Stock Returns., DGF Annual Meeting, Innsbruck, Österreich, 01.10.–02.10.
Jankowitsch, Rainer, Pauer, Florian, 2021, The Effect of Credit, Liquidity and Rollover Risk on Bondholder Wealth in Mergers and Acquisitions. Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Finanzwirtschaft, Innsbruck, Österreich, 01.10.–02.10.
Jankowitsch, Rainer, Pauer, Florian, 2021, The Effect of Credit, Liquidity and Rollover Risk on Bondholder Wealth in Mergers and Acquisitions., 34th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, 15.12.–17.12.
Hanspal, Tobin, 2021, Risk Taking, Preferences, and Beliefs: Evidence from Wuhan., SFS Cavalcade North America 2021, Virtual, United States/USA, 24.05.–27.05.
Mahlstedt, Robert, Weber, Rüdiger, 2021, Risk Sharing Within and Outside the Firm: The Disparate Effects of Employment Protection on Expected Stock Returns., AFFI, Nantes, Frankreich, 26.05.–28.05.
Acquisition of Third-Party Funding
These research project carried out by WU researchers have been awarded third-party funding after undergoing rigorous international peer review.
Vienna Graduate School of Finance – VGSF
Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Rüdiger Frey, Rainer Jankowitsch, Christian Laux, Alexander Mürmann, Stefan Pichler, Christian Wagner, Josef Zechner