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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.

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