Dr. Wiebke Szymczak is a researcher and lecturer in Finance, Corporate Governance, and Law and Economics.
Currently, she is particularly interested in the normative implications of corporate sustainability for corporate governance and the design of economic institutions more broadly. In her work, she scrutinizes fundamental concepts of economics and the theory of the firm both conceptually and empirically to inform the debate about monitoring, incentivizing and regulating corporate objectives beyond pure profit maximization. To this end, she takes a pragmatist approach drawing on her rich interdisciplinary expertise from experimental economics, finance, law and psychology.
Her work has been published in high-ranking international journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. She holds a fellowship from the Joachim Herz Stiftung, and has served as an auditor for the Society for Experimental Finance (SEF). Moreover, she has acted as a co-PI and scientific advisor on sustainable finance to the German Federal Environmental Agency. She is a member of several professional associations, including the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), the German Association for Experimental Economics (GfeW) and the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).