Financing and investment focus on entrepreneurial decisions about the procurement and use of financial resources. Of particular interest are the influences of different forms of uncertainty or information distribution. This perspective is characteristic for the research activities at the Chair and is particularly fruitful when it comes to analyzing empirically relevant financing and investment behavior and developing proposals for solutions. Both research and teaching focus on quantitative, microeconomics-based methodology.
The research topics dealt with at the chair are wide-ranging. They range from typical financing problems such as dividend policy, information efficiency of financial markets, stock market structure, corporate takeovers, financing via venture capital, financial analysts, banking and insider trading to financial issues in health insurance, accounting and environmental protection.