Professor Michael Koetter, PhD
Head of the Department of Financial Markets
Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) - Member of the Leibniz Association
Professor of Financial Economics
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
- financial intermediation, investment allocation, and growth
- risk taking and competition
- real implications of (unorthodox) monetary policy
His research concerns the nexus between regional financial conditions and implications for the real economy. Planned research collaborations with the IWH intend to use some of the rich micro data sets collected and/or co-managed at the institute and combine these data with micro-level information on financial intermediaries. Examples of specific research questions concern the role of financial intermediaries to re-allocate productive resources among small and medium enterprises efficiently or if and how banks can help family-run businesses to smoothly conduct intergenerational transfer of productive assets.
Michael Koetter obtained his PhD in economics from Utrecht University and his MSc in international economics from the University of Maastricht. From 2012 to 2016, he was Professor of Banking and Finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Before, he held the chair of International Financial and Monetary Economics at the University of Groningen. Michael Koetter also worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and as a researcher at Deutsche Bundesbank. Since 2013, he has been research professor at the IWH and acted as interim head of the Department of Financial Markets between August 2014 and December 2015.