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Department of Finance and Banking

Prof. Dr. Martin Ruckes


Post address:

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Department of Finance and Banking (Prof. Ruckes)

Kaiserstr. 12

76131 Karlsruhe, Germany


Office address:

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Department of Finance and Banking (Prof. Ruckes)

Building 09.21, 2nd floor

Bluecherstr. 17

76185 Karlsruhe, Germany


Phone: +49 721 608 43427

E-mail: corpfinOus6∂fbv kit edu

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The Department of Finance and Banking is committed to provide excellence in training and education for our students. Our teaching goal is to communicate the power of financial ideas and methods across a wide range of Bachelor and Master courses using economic theory and models, empirical applications and a variety of valuable insights from business practices. Whether the domain is global financial markets, financial contracts, investment and financing decisions or the regulation of financial institutions - financial and economic literacy is essential and increasingly important.


Our group of talented researchers and teachers works collaboratively to ensure that our students are highly qualified—and competitive—upon graduation in various areas of modern finance. We tackle questions in topics of corporate finance, banking and financial intermediation that global businesses and society face today using a cross-disciplinary approach of theoretical and empirical methods and techniques. We analyse and apply theoretical models, use computational techniques as well as econometric methods and empirical approaches to examine and discuss a variety of the most current phenomena and economic issues in the areas of corporate finance and banking.


Research at the Department of Finance and Banking is broad, international and inclusive—balanced between the development of new theoretical models and the empirical analysis of financial and economic questions in the areas of modern corporate finance, financial intermediation and banking. Our academic objective is to engage in international research and academic activities that contribute to today’s issues in modern corporate finance, financial intermediation and banking with significant academic and societal influence.


Every three years, the Department for Finance and Banking hosts the Symposium on Finance, Banking and Insurance in collaboration with the Department for Financial Engineering and Derivates, and the Department for Financial Economics and Risk Management. The conference covers all major topics of modern finance and serves as a forum for international researchers and practitioners. It is furthermore an integral part of our social outreach objectives.