Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Gender Differences on Capital Markets
Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi is Professor of Finance at the University of Mannheim in Germany. Her research interests are in the fields of corporate governance, corporate finance, and asset management. A special focus of her research is on gender differences in financial markets. Particularly, her projects focus on the question why the fraction of women in top management positions is so low, and what could be done to include more female talent in the work force.
Professor Niessen-Ruenzi’s research is published in top ranked academic journals (Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science) and is also regularly featured by the business press (New York Times, Wall Street Journal). She presents her work at leading international conferences and is a regular speaker on gender topics in the financial industry. Her research papers won several prizes, including best paper awards at the Academy of Management, Rothschild Caesarea IDC Conference and Society for the Advancement of Behavioural Economics. She holds a PhD in Finance and has been a visiting scholar at several renowned institutions such as Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.