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Prof. Dr. Christina E. Bannier

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Head of the Chair



Phone: 0641/ 99 - 22551







Current research projects:

The sustainability trap: Active fund managers between ESG investing and fund overpricing (with Yannik Bofinger, Kim Heyden und Björn Rock)

What could possibly go wrong? Predictable misallocation in simple debt repayment experiments (with Florian Gärtner and Darwin Semmler)

Corporate Compliance Systems - The Effect on Equity and Credit Risk (with Anastasia Bauer, Yannik Bofinger und Corinna Ewelt-Knauer)

Non-Financial Reporting and the Risk Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility (with Yannik Bofinger und Björn Rock)

Summarization in Financial Disclosures: Determinants and Effects of Prospectus Summaries in High-Yield Debt Markets (with Daniel Blaseg)

The role of financial literacy and confidence for entrepreneurship (with Carolin Schürg und Milena Schwarz)


Press / Media:

Börsenzeitung, "DVFA stellt Nachholbedarf in der Governance fest", 9.12.2020

HV-Magazin, „Wie sieht die HV der Zukunft aus – Experteninterview“, 10.10.2020

Börsenzeitung, „Gesetzgeber muss Aktionärsrechte in der virtuellen HV sichern“, 25.09.2020

Börsenzeitung, „Eine gute Governance senkt die Risiken“, 11.09.2020

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, „Der blinde Fleck der BaFin“, 01.07.2020

Handelsblatt, „Der Kampf um den guten Ruf“, 17.06.2020

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung „Wireless in der Krise“, 29.05.2020

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung „Die virtuelle Hauptversammlung hat Chancen und Risiken“, 15.04.2020

Börsenzeitung „Nachhaltigkeitsrisiken aus Sicht des Aufsichtsrats“, 17.01.2020

Short profile

Before becoming Professor of Banking and Finance at the Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen, Christina Bannier held the Chair of Corporate Finance at the Gutenberg-University in Mainz. Prior to that, she was Head of the Finance Department at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, where she also held the Commerzbank Endowed Chair of SME Finance.

Christina Bannier habilitated at the Goethe University Frankfurt (2006). Stays abroad led her to the London School of Economics and San Diego State University, among others. Her current research interests lie in the areas of sustainability, compliance, corporate governance and financial education. Her research has been published in the Review of Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics and Journal of Banking & Finance.

Christina Bannier is co-editor of the Journal of Business Economics and serves as a reviewer for various academic journals and associations, including the American Economic Review, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Christina Bannier has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Clearstream Banking AG since January 2018. Prior to this, she was a member of the Innovation Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (2011-2013) and of the Economic and Future Advisory Board at the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport and Regional Development (2012-2015).

Currently Christina Bannier is Pro-Dean of the department, managing director of the Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law (GGS) and spokesperson of the research network "Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting" at the department 02. In addition, she is a member of the commission "Governance & Stewardship" of the DVFA.


Selected publications:

Differentiation and Risk Aversion in Imperfectly Competitive Labor Markets (with Eberhard Feess, Natalie Packham und Markus Walzl), 2020, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 0, pp. 1-27.

Rating Changes and Portfolio Flows: Evidence from Active and Passive Funds (with Thomas Heyden and Peter Tillmann), published in Economics Letters, 2019.

The Glass Cliff Myth - Evidence from Germany and the UK (with Myriam Bechtoldt and Björn Rock), published in Leadership Quarterly, 2019

Content analysis of business-specific text documents: Introducing a German dictionary (with Thomas Pauls and Andreas Walter), 2019, Journal of Business Economics, Vol. 89(1), 79-123.

Gender- and education-related effects of financial literacy and confidence on financial wealth (with Milena Schwarz), 2018, Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 67, pp. 66-86.

Competition, bonuses, and risk-taking in the banking industry (with Eberhard Feess and Natalie Packham), 2013, Review of Finance, 17, 653-690.

The economic function of credit rating agencies - What does the watchlist tell us? (with Christian Hirsch), 2010, Journal of Banking and Finance, 34(12), 3037-3049.

Big Elephants in Small Ponds: Do Large Traders Make Financial Markets More Aggressive?, 2005, Journal of Monetary Economics, 52(8), 1517-1532.


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