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Vice President Research
Professor of Finance / DWS Senior Chair in Finance

Personal Details

Sascha Steffen is Professor of Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and DWS Senior Chair in Finance.
His research is in the area of banking, corporate finance and financial intermediation. Recent work analyzes the causes and consequences of the European banking crisis and its implications for firms’ financing and investment opportunities. His research has been published in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies and has received several Best Paper Awards. His research has been supported by the FDIC and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Sascha was awarded the Lamfalussy Fellowship from the European Central Bank in 2010. He currently is an associate editor at the Journal of Banking and Finance.

He is a regular speaker at international conferences and corporate events as well as meetings organized by central banks, governments, and international organizations, including the Deutsche Bundesbank, European Central Bank, the European Parliament, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington DC.

Sascha has developed and delivered MBA classes and executive education programmes around corporate finance, banking and bank regulation for major global banks and institutions. He also acts as an advisor/consultant to commercial and central banks as well as to asset management firms on finance, investment and banking issues. Sascha has also developed PhD level courses in Empirical Banking and Financial Intermediation.

He is research professor at the Institute of Economic Research in Halle and Member of the Schmalenbach-Arbeitskreis „Strategieentwicklung und Controlling in Banken”. Sascha is a member of the academic advisory committee of “My Finance Coach”, a non-profit initiative, which aims to improve and increase the financial literacy of children. He is also a member of the academic advisory committee of various startups (“FinTechs”) in Berlin and Frankfurt.

Prior to joining academia, he worked in credit risk management related areas at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and New York, working with Hedge Funds and structured credit products.


Scholarly journal articles

Working papers


Title Programme Semester
Debt Finance Master Winter
Foundations of Finance Master Winter


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New academic partnership

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