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Biography

Josef Zech­ner

Josef Zech­ner is Pro­fessor of Fin­ance and In­vest­ments at WU (Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness) and speaker of the PhD pro­gram Vi­enna Gradu­ate School of Fin­ance (VGSF). He is Full Mem­ber of the Aus­trian Academy of Sciences and Re­search Fel­low of the Centre for Eco­nomic Policy Re­search (CEPR). Be­fore join­ing the WU, he was Pro­fessor of Fin­ance at the Uni­versity of Vi­enna and at the Uni­versity of Brit­ish Columbia, Canada.

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). His re­search cov­ers a broad range of top­ics in the areas of cor­por­ate fin­ance, bank­ing and as­set man­age­ment.

Prof. Zech­ner has con­sul­ted for vari­ous fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions. He is also a found­ing part­ner and a mem­ber of the scien­ti­fic board of Spängler IQAM In­vest GmbH, an Aus­trian As­set Man­age­ment Com­pany.

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