Sascha Steffen

Associate Professor and Karl-Heinz Kipp Research Chair, ESMT European School of Management and Technology

Sascha Steffen is an Associate Professor at ESMT European School of Management and Technology, which he joined in January 2012 as an Assistant Professor and the first chairholder of the Karl-Heinz Kipp Chair in Research. Previously he was an Assistant Professor at the Universität Mannheim in the department of Banking and Finance. From 2008 to 2009 Sascha was a Visiting Scholar at the Stern School of Business at NYU and ESMT. He received his doctorate degree in finance with honors (summa cum laude) from the Goethe Universität Frankfurt in 2007. Sascha is a Fellow at the Center of Financial Studies (CFS) at Goethe Universität and a Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Business School.

His research is in the area of empirical financial intermediation and banking. Recent work has examined issues including borrowing costs of private versus public firms and supply side induced contraction in consumer lending in the recent financial crisis. His research has been published in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Banking and Finance and has received several Best Paper Awards.

His research has been supported by the FDIC and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Sascha was awarded the Lamfalussy Fellowship from the European Central Bank in 2010. In addition to his research, Sascha teaches undergraduate, MBA and PhD level courses in Corporate Finance and Financial Intermediation. Prior to joining academia, he worked in credit risk management related areas at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and New York, working with hedge funds and structured credit products.

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