Prof. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Ph.D.
Center speaker

Is full professor of Macroeconomics and Development and member of the scientific advisory board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. In 2010, she received one of the much coveted ERC grants.

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Prof. Michael Binder, Ph.D.
Center speaker

Is full professor for International Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics as well as Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management.

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PhD candidates who are GRADE members are eligible for membership at the GRADE Center Economics, Finance, and Management on the condition that they gain admission to one of the programs run by GSEFM, either as students in one of the PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Law and Economics, Management, or Marketing, or as first-year students in one of the corresponding MSQ programs that, given the expected student performance, offer the option of transferring to the PhD programs.

GSEFM admits new PhD candidates to its study program, which starts in September, once a year. Applications are evaluated in three rounds and should be submitted by February 1, which marks the deadline for the first round. More information about the application requirements and the documents to be submitted can be found at the » GSEFM homepage.


Involved Faculties and Institutions

» Faculty 01 – Law
» Faculty 02 – Economics and Business Administration
» Faculty 05 – Psychology and Sports Sciences
» Faculty 08 – Philosophy and History
» Faculty 12 – Computer Science and Mathematics

Graduate Programmes

» Ph.D. Program in Economics
» Ph.D. Program in Finance
» Ph.D. Program in Marketing

Interaction with other Graduate Programs or Research Center

Many of the faculty members and Ph.D. candidates in GRADE GSEFM Economics, Finance, Management are involved in various Frankfurt-based research centers, including:

» Center for Financial Studies
» Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"
» Directorate General Research; European Central Bank
» Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability
»Center of Excellence "Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe" (SAFE)
» Research Center of the Deutsche Bundesbank


» Prof. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Ph.D.
» Prof. Michael Binder, Ph.D.
» Prof. Dr. Volker Nitsch
» Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel
» Prof. Dr. Brigitte Haar
» Prof. Dr. Holger Kraft
» Prof. Dr. Thomas Otter
» Prof. Dr. Uwe Walz