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Biography

Josef Zech­ner

Josef Zech­ner is a pro­fessor of fin­ance and in­vest­ments at the WU Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness and the speaker of the PhD Pro­gram Vi­enna Gradu­ate School of Fin­ance (VGSF). Be­fore join­ing the WU Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Business, he was Pro­fessor of Fin­ance at the Uni­versity of Vi­enna.

Josef Zech­ner has pub­lished in lead­ing fin­ance and eco­nom­ics journ­als such as the Journal of Fin­ance, the Re­view of Fin­an­cial Stud­ies or the Journal of Polit­ical Economy. He was the Man­aging Ed­itor of the Re­view of Fin­ance (joint with Marco Pa­gano) from 2003 to 2012. Since 2015 he is As­so­ci­ate Ed­itor of Found­a­tions and Trends® in Fin­ance. He is also past pres­id­ent of the European Fin­ance As­so­ci­ation, the Ger­man Fin­ance As­so­ci­ation and the West­ern Fin­ance As­so­ci­ation. He is a full mem­ber of the Aus­trian Academy of Sciences, holds a hon­or­ary doc­toral de­gree from the Lud­wig-Max­imili­ans-Uni­versität Mu­nich and is a Re­search Fel­low at the Centre for Eco­nomic Policy Re­search (CEPR).

His re­search cov­ers a broad range of top­ics in the areas of cor­por­ate fin­ance, bank­ing and as­set man­age­ment. Prof. Zech­ner has con­sul­ted for several fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions and is a mem­ber of the scien­ti­fic board of Spängler IQAM In­vest, an Aus­trian As­set Man­age­ment Com­pany.

Cur­riculum Vitae