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Head of the Research Group

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Prof. Dr. Oscar A. Stolper

T  06421 28-21702
Am Plan 1
35032 Marburg

Office Hours:
During the semester: on Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Semester break: by appointment ()

Prof. Dr. Oscar Stolper has chaired the Behavioral Finance Research Group since 2014 and specializes in household finance, behavioral finance, and empirical capital market research. His major research focus lies on analyzing the decision behavior of private households in their role as financial market participants. In a recent project, "Mutual fund information disclosure: regulatory compliance, signaling, and investor response", Prof. Dr. Stolper and his team extend the scarce evidence on the utility of investor information disclosure. The project is funded by a 120,000 Euro research grant received from the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and scheduled to be completed by March 31st 2022.

Prof. Stolper regularly collaborates with researchers from other universities such as the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and institutions such as the German Central Bank, to which he has been affiliated as a visiting researcher since 2010. His work is published in renowned finance journals including the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among others, and is frequently presented at leading academic conferences in Germany and abroad. Besides, Prof. Stolper is member of various academic associations and actively contributes to an ongoing knowledge transfer in the field of finance.

Prior to joining the University of Marburg, he graduated in International Business Administration at the University of Tübingen and received his doctorate at the University of Giessen, where he had been working as a research assistant with the Chair of Financial Services (Prof. Andreas Walter) since 2009. His dissertation project was awarded a fellowship of the Stiftung Kapitalmarktforschung für den Finanzstandort Deutschland.