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
- corporate investment allocation and aggregate growth
- financial intermediation
- financial stability and banking regulation
- risk taking and competition
- real implications of monetary and economic policy
Michael Koetter is Professor of Financial Economics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and head of the Financial Markets department at IWH since September 2016. The department is host to the annual FIN-FIRE conference on challenges to financial stability.
His research interests concern generally the causal effects of policy actions on financial and non-financial agents’ behaviour. Specific topics are the role of micro- and macro-prudential regulation for the stability of financial systems as well as whether and how financial intermediaries help or hinder the re-allocation of productive resources amongst firms, sectors, and countries. The political economy of financial and economic systems with regards to market structure and risk-resilience is another topic of interest.
Michael Koetter obtained his PhD in economics from Utrecht University and his MSc in international economics from the University of Maastricht. Prior to joining IWH, he was a Professor at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (2012-2016) and the University of Groningen (2006-2012). He currently serves as a member of the scientific advisory board of the Research Data and Service Center of Deutsche Bundesbank, an editor at the Economics of Transition, and the Vice President of the IBEFA association.