Dorothea Schäfer

Research Director, Financial Markets, DIW Berlin

Dorothea Schäfer is Research Director Financial Markets at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Adjunct Lecturer at Free University of Berlin. Her research focuses on financial intermediation and corporate finance. She has been the coordinator of several research projects funded by the German Science Foundation, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and the Stiftung Geld and Währung.

Currently she is head of two work packages of the international research project "Financial systems, Efficiency and Sustainable Stimulation of growth (FINESS)" funded by the EU commission within the 7th framework program, coordinator of the cross-departmental research group Financial Markets at DIW Berlin and Managing Editor of the Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung (Quarterly Journal of Economic Research). Her work has been published (or is forthcoming) in several German and international journals such as Economics of Transition, Small Business Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics and Journal of Forecasting.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey