Publications and Working Papers

Publications and forthcoming papers

  • Sex Matters: Gender Bias in the Mutual Fund Industry (with Stefan Ruenzi),
  • Best Conference Paper Award of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Finanzwirtschaft 2006. Best Conference Paper Award of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics 2007. Best Conference Paper Award, Rothschild Caesarea Center Conference 2012. Accepted for publication in: Management Science.
  • Neuroeconomics
  • DBW-Die Betriebswirtschaft (2007), Vol 7, pp. 735-739 (in German).

Working Papers

  • Emotions, Experiences, and Long-Term Effects on Risk Taking - Evidence from East and West Germany (with Christine Laudenbach and Ulrike Malmendier), 2017.


Press Coverage (selected)

  • “Stock Analysts’ Biases Are Showing, a Study Finds”, Wall Street Journal, April 2017.
  • "This is your brain on money", Wall Street Journal, April 2015.
  • "Warum Männer sich immer überschätzen", Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, April 2015.
  • "Foreign names ‘sway’ investors", Financial News, February 2015.
  • "Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi knows investing is still a man’s world", ai-CIO for institutional investors, February 2014.
  • "Anleger misstrauen Fondsmanagerinnen", Wirtschaftswoche, August 2013.
  • "Investoren mögen keine Frauen", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, August 2012.
  • "Lagging Wall Street Bonuses Through the Lens of Public Opinion", Corporate Counsel, November 2011.
  • "Making the Business Case for Gender Equality", Forbes Magazine, November 2010.
  • "Executive Pay: Obama's PATCO Moment", Business Week, February 2009.
  • "He Invests, She Invests: Who Gets the Better Returns?", Wall Street Journal, February 2008.
  • "Ganho com a diversidade", Valor Economico (Brazil), October 2007.
  • "Der Lohn des Lobbyismus", Die Zeit - online, October 2007.
  • "Gewinnbringende Abgeordnete", Handelsblatt, October 2007.
  • "At Some Funds, a Gender Communication Gap", New York Times, October 2007.
  • "Mixing genders in fund management teams may hurt performance", International Herald Tribune, October2007.
  • "Schwanken ist Männlich", in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Supplement on Investmentfonds, May 2007.
  • "Frauen investieren anders - Die Aktie ist männlich", Süddeutsche Zeitung, April 2007.
  • "Les gérantes plus constantes que les hommes", Les Echos (France), March 2007.
  • "Pourquoi les femmes surpassent les hommes dans la gestion de fonds risqués", LeTemps, February 2007.
  • "Quando a gestão é delas", Valor Econômico (Brazil), March 2006.
  • "Cómo invierten ellos y ellas", La Nación (Argentina), February 2006.
  • "Gender and Fund Management", Financial Times, January 2006.
  • "The Testosterone Factor in Mutual Funds", New York Times, January 2006.
  • "Sex, Funds and Results", International Herald Tribune, January 28, 2006.

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