The Scientific Advisory Board at the German Federal Ministry of Finance has elected Alfons Weichenrieder, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Business and SAFE Fellow, as its Vice Chair for a two-year term beginning January 2023. The advisory board consists of up to 25 experts from the fields of economics and law, acts academically independent, and addresses...[more]

The collaboration with the Université Paris Dauphine-PSL is one of the oldest and most intensive cooperations of Goethe University's Faculty of Economics and Business. Its distinguishing feature: two double-degree programs allowing participants to study for a degree of both countries. To mark the partnership's 30th anniversary, a large delegation visited Goethe University on Friday, December 9. [more]

They are a recurring element in our everyday life on the internet and everybody knows them: "cookies" and so-called "cookie banners". In this book, Bernd Skiera and his team examine the economic impact of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the online advertising industry. They are supported by the insights of the ERC Advanced Grant "Cookies"...[more]

For his doctoral thesis, Price of Privacy, Dr. Lennart Kraft received the Dr.-Dietmar-Harting Prize of the Erich-Gutenberg-Arbeitsgemeinschaft e.V. for outstanding achievements in business administration on the theory of enterprise at the award ceremony on November 26, 2022, at the Excelsior Hotel in Cologne. In his dissertation, supported by an ERC Advanced Grant and supervised by Prof. Dr....[more]

On November 17, 2022, the event WOMEN & ACADEMIA: INSIDE AND INSIGHTS, organized by the Equal Opportunities Council of the Faculty of Economics and Business, took place for the fifth time. During the event that was hosted by Professor Simone Wies, the professors Viola Deutscher (Uni Mannheim) and Anna Rohlfing-Bastian (Uni Frankfurt) were able to answer numerous questions from the students....[more]

Influencer marketing is currently more in demand than ever, as many companies see it as a promising alternative to traditional advertising. In response to this growing demand, the number of influencers offering their services and posting sponsored content on social networks such as Instagram, YouTube and TikTok is also on the rise. This makes it increasingly difficult for companies and agencies...[more]

For the first time since it was founded, the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE will see a change in its academic leadership as, on 1 December 2022, economist Florian Heider takes over from Jan Pieter Krahnen as Scientific Director. During his tenure, Krahnen was instrumental in building up the new institute. His successor Heider joins SAFE from the European Central Bank (ECB), where...[more]

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