Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi

  University of Mannheim

  Business School
  Chair of Corporate Governance
  L9, 1-2, Room 302
  D-68131 Mannheim
  Phone: +49 621 181-1595
  Fax: +49 621 181-1519
  Email: niessen[at]
  Office hours: on appointment


Current Position

Associate Professor of Finance (since 08/2012)

 Academic Awards

  • Rothschild Caesarea Center Conference, Herzilya, Best Paper Award, for "Sex Matters - Gender Differences in a Professional Setting"  
  • Academy of Management Emerald Best Student Paper,  Academy of Management Annual Meeting for The Impact of Work Group Diversity on Performance: Large Sample Evidence from the Mutual Fund Industry
  • MFA Best Conference Paper Award, for "The Early News Catches the Attention: On the Relative Price Impact of Similar Economic Indicators"
  • SABE Best Conference Paper Award, for "Sex Matters: Gender Differences in a Professional Setting"
  • DGF Outstanding Conference Paper, Best Paper Award at the 13th annual conference of the DGF for "Sex Matters: Gender Differences in a Professional Setting" (2006)

Education and Academic Degrees

  • Assistant Professor of Banking and Finance: University of Mannheim, 2009-2012
  • Promotion (Doctorate): The price impact of macroeconomic news on capital markets (University of Cologne, 2005-2009)
  • Diploma: Business Administration (University of Cologne, 2000-2005)

Visiting Positions (selected)

  • UC Berkeley: Visiting Researcher at the Haas School of Business (2015)
  • University of New South Wales: Visiting Researcher at the School of Banking and Finance (2010, 2012, 2014)
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta : Visiting Researcher at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business (2010)
  • University of Texas, Austin: Visiting PhD Student at the McCombs School of Business (2008-2009)
  • Northwestern University, Evanston: Visiting PhD Student at the Kellogg School of Management (2008)


  • Journals: Review of Financial Studies, Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Research and many more.
  • Research Institutions: German Science Foundation (DFG), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


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