The Department of Quantitative Finance (chaired by Prof. Dr. Eva Lütkebohmert-Holtz) at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg seeks applications for a

Research Assistant Position (PostDoc)

in the field of Financial Economics or Mathematical Finance. The appointment (100% TV-L E13, Baden-Württemberg scale) will be made starting October 1st, 2019, for 2 years with the possibility to extend the contract afterwards. Teaching duty is 4 contact hours per week.

Research background in financial economics or mathematics, data science, statistics and/or numerical simulations is highly appreciated. Some topics of particular interest for the department in the next years are: asset pricing, portfolio management, market, credit and liquidity risk, systemic risk and financial stability, model risk, etc.

Teaching involves giving tutorials for courses offered by the department and supervising seminars. The opportunity to offer independent courses on master level is provided.

We offer a broad range of research topics in the area of financial economics and mathematical finance, possibility to present own research results on international conferences, international cooperations and the opportunity to invite co-authors, participation in teaching program of the chair.

We seek

  • demonstrated excellence in research,
  • experience in teaching and supervising master students advantageous,
  • willingness to cooperate with other team members,
  • very good English language skills,
  • team player.

The University of Freiburg is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must already be authorized to work in Germany. Applications including your CV and relevant certificates are welcome until June 30th, 2019.

Please send your application to:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institute of Economics
Department of Quantitative Finance
Prof. Dr. Eva Lütkebohmert-Holtz
Platz der Alten Synagoge 1 (KG II)
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

or electronically to: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

JEL Classification: C, G



Fintech adoption and economic behavior: where do we stand?


April 1-2, 2019, EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg

Organized by LaRGE research center (University of Strasbourg), the workshop organizers invite researchers to submit papers covering management (Finance, Entrepreneurship, Information System) and economic implications regarding Fintech adoption and/or users behavior.

Possible topics include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
• Digital Financing / Crowdfunding / Crowdlending
• Digital Investment / Digital Financial Advice / Digital Payment
• Fintech adoption and users’ behaviors
• Acceptance, adoption and post-adoption of Fintech technologies

Academic keynote speaker: Pr.Dr. Lars HORNUF, University of Bremen

Professional keynote speaker: Adina GRIGORIU, Actuary, Co-founder & CEO of Active Asset Allocation, Paris

Those interested in presenting a paper at the workshop should send a copy in Word or pdf format via email at the address Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! by January, 25, 2019. Complete papers or extended abstract will be considered. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by February, 15, 2019. There is no conference fee.

Organization committee (University of Strasbourg):
Maxime Merli (Professor of Finance), Jessie Pallud (Professor of Information System), Patrick Roger (Professor of Finance), Laurent Weill (Professor of Economics)

Scientific committee:
Marie-Hélène Broihanne (LaRGE Research Center), Anaïs Hamelin (LaRGE Research Center), Maxime Merli (LaRGE Research Center), Patrick Roger (LaRGE Research Center), Jessie Pallud (Humanis), Daria Plotkina (Humanis), Laurent Weill (LaRGE Research Center)

Call for Papers

18th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets

Asset Management

April 1st, 2019, Cologne


Topic: The colloquium provides a unique platform to discuss the latest issues in asset management. We particularly encourage submissions of papers on all areas of asset management, such as mutual and hedge funds, pension funds and ETFs, trading strategies, and investor behavior. However, there is no restriction on these topics.


Concept: The 18th Cologne Colloquium on Financial Markets addresses both academics and practitioners interested in the field of asset management. There will be presentations and a separate poster session. To provide a workshop atmosphere, the number of participants is limited. We expect participants to be willing to discuss another paper. The conference language is English.


Submission: Please submit your paper as pdf file via email to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. The cover page of your submission should include the title, the names of the authors, their addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. The following page should contain the title and an abstract, leaving no hint on the authors’ identities.


Schedule: The deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2019. The papers will be double-blind reviewed by a distinguished referee panel. Authors will be notified about the outcome by end of February 2019.


Registration: The conference fee is € 75. Conference fees will be waived for all presenting authors and discussants. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.


Information: For further information, please visit our website or contact Dr. Alexander Pütz (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!).

Market Microstructure Database Xetra

Der Lehrstuhl für Finanzierung der Universität Mannheim hat gemeinsam mit dem Center for Financial Studies in Kooperation mit der Deutschen Börse AG und gefördert durch die DFG eine Microstructure-Datenbank erstellt, die tägliche Daten aus Xetra für alle im CDAX enthaltenen Aktien und den Zeitraum 1999 bis 2013 enthält. Zu den enthaltenen Variablen gehören etwa quotierte und effektive Geld-Brief-Spannen und viele andere. Diese Datenbank ist für Forscher und ausschliesslich für Forschungszwecke kostenlos verfügbar, wobei aber ein formelles Prozedere einzuhalten ist. Das zum Download bereitgestellte pdf-Dokument enthält nähere Informationen.



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