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Department of Finance and Banking

Prof. Dr. Martin Ruckes


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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: corpfinIbt0∂fbv kit edu


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Research paper "Corporate Diversification and Capital Structure" received Larry Lang Corporate Finance Best Paper Award 2019



Fritz-Thyssen research grant for project "Monetary Policy Communication, Cognitive Abilities, and Expectations"



3rd "Summer Lecture In Finance" at the chair of Finance and Banking 



New Paper: Goergen, Limbach, Scholz-Daneshgari (2019) - Firms’ Rationales for CEO Duality: Evidence from a Mandatory Disclosure Regulation



New Paper: D'Acunto, Hoang, Paloviita, Weber (2019) - Cognitive Abilities and Inflation Expectations



Department honored with multiple teaching awards



Welcome! Mr. Silbereis and Mr. Stengel to join our team



Research projekt "Corporate Diversification and Capital Structure" financially supported by FIRM



New Working Paper: D'Acunto, Hoang, Paloviita, Weber (2018) - Human Frictions



Research Fellow wanted



German Central Bank to benefit the research project "Human Frictions"



New Paper: D'Acunto, Hoang, Weber (2018) - Unconventional Fiscal Policy



Department teaching activities again honored



Congratulations to Mr. Scholz-Daneshgari for his dissertation



New Working Paper: Hoang, Gatzer, Ruckes (2017) - The Economics of Capital Allocation in Firms: Evidence from Internal Capital Markets



New Working Paper: Hoang et al. (2017) - Country Risk – Cost of Equity Measurement: Methodologies and Implications


Career service and jobwall

Job offerings at the Department of Finance and Banking as well as exclusive job offerings from special business partners can be found via our career service and jobwall.

Website Campus B

The offical website of the Campus Bluecherstr. (Building 09.21) can be reached via the following link: http://campus-b.wiwi.kit.edu/index.php

Welcome at the Department of Finance and Banking


News und Hinweise

Exam review summer term 2019

Save the date for your exam review.

Bachelor-Seminar summer term 2020

The "Seminar in Finance" (Bachelor, Prof. Ruckes) at the Department of Finance and Banking in the upcoming summer term 2020 will be on "Climate Finance"

A list of topics and the time schedule is provided via the WiWi portal (https://portal.wiwi.kit.edu)

Course offerings winter term 19/20

The course offerings during the winter term are to be found here.

Bachelor und Master theses

Current topics of Bachelor and Master thesis offerings at the Department of Finance and Banking can be found on our German website. Please click here for detailed information: "Bachelor- & Master theses". Please note that the website can only be accessed within the KIT network and might therefore require to login via the VPN-Client if you are located outside the KIT network.


Current news

(12.02.2020) Updated information regarding exams during the winter term 2019/20
(05.12.2019) Invited talk on TSR by Bain Company in the Valuation lecture. After talk get-together in the lobby of the Gaede lecture hall.
(08.10.2019) Summary on course offerings during the winter term 2019/20.
(08.10.2019) Lecture schedule for Geschäftspolitik der Kreditinstitute.
(01.10.2019) The lecture on Corporate Risk Management is an extracurricular offer this winter term.
(20.08.2019) Exam results are available via the WiWi-Portal for the following lectures: Corporate Financial Policy, Corporate Risk Management, Financial Analysis, Financial Accounting for Global Firms.

Effective January 2019, access to building 09.21, Bluecherstraße 17 has been restricted and is only possible using a KIT-Card.

Prior registration for students and other KIT employees may be required via the Wiwi-Portal to get access to building 09.21.