Prof. Dr. Christina Bannier




Professor of Banking & Finance at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Director of the TransMIT Center for Corporate and Project Finance and Valuation

Special interests

Corporate finance, governance, banking, compliance


In addition to holding the chair of Banking & Finance, Prof. Dr. Christina Bannier is head of the research cluster “Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting” at Justus-Liebig-University and holds a supervisory board membership at Clearstream Banking AG. Earlier in her career, she also served as Head of the Finance Department at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and held the Commerzbank Endowed Chair of SME Finance. Her research focuses on corporate finance and governance, financial literacy and financial intermediation and has been published in the Review of Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Monetary Economics and others. She was a member of the advisory councils of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and for the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport, Urban and Regional Development. She won numerous teaching and best-paper awards and was the Financial Time’s Professor of the Week in Novmeber 2011.