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Prof. Dr. Christine Laudenbach

Cluster position Investigator

Cluster member since 2020

Main research topics

Behavioral finance, household finance, individual investor behavior


Christine Laudenbach is a Professor of Finance at the Department of Economics at the University of Bonn. She studied Banking at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and received her PhD in Mannheim in 2012. Before taking over the professorship in Bonn, she was a Postdoc at Goethe University Frankfurt. In 2020 Christine copublished the book Die genial einfache Vermögensstrategie.


What is the best thing about your job?

The freedom to do what I find exciting, the fact that more and more women are doing research in my field and being surrounded by an increasing number of motivated students who become entrepreneurs themselves – that keeps me young.

If you had not gone into research, what would you be doing today?

I would have become a child psychologist to help people who are not yet in control of decisions in their lives.

Who or what inspires you?

Lots of different people with little things in everyday life – I am a super curious person who wants to try out everything.

When was the last time you had to change your mind?

Often, I am surprised how many stereotypes we have. Recently, for example, I read the book “Exit Racism” and had to recognise clichés in my mind that I never thought about.

Which advice would you have needed yourself as a doctoral student?

Do nothing for strategic reasons, but do exactly what you burn for.