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Head of the Research Group

Prof. Dr. Oscar A. Stolper

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T  06421 28-21702
Am Plan 1
35032 Marburg

Office Hours:
by appointment ()

Prof. Dr. Oscar Stolper has held the professorship of Behavioral Finance in the Department of Economics at Philipps-Universität Marburg since 2020, where he previously held the junior professorship of Accounting & Finance since 2014. Oscar Stolper's research focuses on empirical capital market research and behavioural finance. In particular, he investigates the decision-making behaviour of private households in their role as capital market participants. He is currently working on a research project funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation on the effectiveness of product information for investment funds. In another current research project funded by ZEVEDI, Oscar Stolper is also currently conducting research as a member of an interdisciplinary project group headed by Prof. Dr. Katja Langenbucher (Goethe University Frankfurt) on the growing challenges that artificial intelligence, as a central driver of the modern financial sector, poses for the design of supervisory regulation of financial market players.

Oscar Stolper achieves international visibility for his research by presenting his project results at professional conferences in Germany and abroad as well as by publishing studies in renowned academic journals such as the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Banking and Finance. The transfer of his research findings into financial practice and, in particular, their communication to a broad public in regular contributions to the press, radio, TV and podcasts is also a particular concern of his.

Oscar Stolper is the current Chairman of the Board of the German Society for Financial Economics (DGF) and is also actively involved in numerous academic networks. He studied International Business Administration at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and completed his doctorate at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen under Prof. Dr. Walter, where he had been a research assistant at the Chair of Financial Services since 2009. His doctoral project was funded with the dissertation scholarship of the Stiftung Kapitalmarktforschung für den Finanzstandort Deutschland.