Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Benjamin Loos 

 

Education

since 09/2015 University of Mannheim, Assistant Professor (Habilitand) at the Chair of Banking and Finance (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Weber)
04/2015-08/2015Goethe University Frankfurt, Assistant Professor (Habilitand) at the Chair of Finance (Prof. Dr. Andreas Hackethal)
04/2015 Goethe University Frankfurt, Graduation as Dr. rer. pol ("summa cum laude"); Dissertation title: "Potential Solutions to Individual Investors' Investment Mistakes". Committee: Andreas Hackethal, Roman Inderst, Holger Kraft
Spring 2012 Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Visiting Scholar
2009-2015 Goethe University Frankfurt, Academic staff member as well as PhD student at the Chair of Finance (Prof. Dr. Andreas Hackethal)
2006-2008Bank of America, Analyst, Global Investment Banking
2000-2006 Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) with specializations in Finance, Management, and Information Systems

 

Teaching 

Winter 2016 Finanzwirtschaft (Bachelor, Lecture, ~1,000 students)
Summer 2016 Investments and Asset Pricing (FIN301) based on Brealey, Myers, and Allen (Bachelor, Exercise Course) 
Winter 2015 Finanzwirtschaft (Bachelor, Lecture, ~1,000 students)
2013-2015Finance 2 based on Bodie, Kane, and Marcus (Bachelor, Exercise Course, ~400 students)
2012-2015 Personal Finance (Master, Seminar, with Andreas Hackethal)
Summer 2013 Modern Banking (Bachelor, Seminar, with Andreas Hackethal)
Winter 2012 Investment Decisions on Capital Markets (Bachelor, Seminar, with Andreas Hackethal)
Winter 2011 Global Financial Management (Full-time MBA, Case Studies based on Bruner, Eades, and Schill)
Summer 2011 Commercial Banking (Bachelor, Seminar, with Andreas Hackethal)
Winter 2010 Bank Management Concepts and Simulation (Diplom, Seminar, with Steffen Meyer)

 

 In the News

Conferences and Seminars

September 2016Research in Behavioral Finance Conference, Amsterdam, Paper: Local Experience and Investor Risk Taking

June 2016 11th Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), Lisbon, Paper: Fee-only Advice
May 2016 ZEW Research Seminar, Mannheim, Paper: Fee-only Advice
May 2016 CEPR Network Event on Household Finance, London, Paper: Fee-only Advice
March 2016 2nd Workshop in Accounting and Finance, Tübingen, Paper: Local Experience and Investor Risk Taking: Evidence from Bankruptcies
March 2016 Brown Bag Seminar, Mannheim, Paper: Local Experience and Investor Risk Taking: Evidence from Bankruptcies
January 2016 American Economic Association (AEA), San Francisco, Paper: Fee-only Advice
September 2015 22nd Annual Meeting of the German Finance Association (DGF), Leipzig, Paper: Fee-only Advice, Discussion: Does feedback on personal investment success help?
August 2015 42nd Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association (EFA), Vienna, Discussion: A Model of Anomaly Discovery
June 2015 Brown Bag Seminar, Frankfurt, Paper: Fee-only Advice
March 2015 1st Workshop in Accounting and Finance, Tübingen, Paper: Fee-only Advice
March 2015 GOR-Workshop 2015, Hannover, Paper: Fee-only Advice
January 2015 American Economic Association (AEA), Boston, Paper: Abusing ETFs 
December 2014 21th Annual Meeting of the German Finance Association (DGF)/13th Symposium on Finance, Banking, and Insurance, Karlsruhe, Paper: Individual Investors' Trading Motives and Security Selling Behavior
October 2014 Financial Management Association, Nashville, Paper: Abusing ETFs, Session Chair: Individual Investor Behavior
June 2014 Behavioural Finance Working Group Conference, London, Paper: Which investment behaviors really matter for individual investors?, Discussion: Soft Dollar Arrangements and Investor Sophistication, Session Chair: Individual Investors 
June 2014 9th Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), Quebec City, Paper: Abusing ETFs
March 2014 Invited Seminar at Hong Kong University, Paper: Which investment behaviors really matter for individual investors? 
January 2014 Invited Seminar at Rotterdam School of Management, Paper: Abusing ETFs 
August 2013 40th Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association (EFA), Cambridge, Paper: Abusing ETFs
September 2012 19th annual meeting of the German Finance Association (DGF), Hannover, Paper: Abusing ETFs
October 2011 CFS-EIEF Conference on Household Finance, Rome, Paper: Is Unbiased Financial Advice to Retail Investors Sufficient? Answers from a Large Field Study
September 2011 18th annual meeting of the German Finance Association (DGF), Regensburg, Paper: Is Unbiased Financial Advice to Retail Investors Sufficient? Answers from a Large Field Study
August 2011 38th Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association (EFA), Stockholm, Paper: Is Unbiased Financial Advice to Retail Investors Sufficient? Answers from a Large Field Study
June 2011 6th Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), Sydney, Paper: Is Unbiased Financial Advice to Retail Investors Sufficient? Answers from a Large Field Study
February 2011 1st European Retail Investment Conference (ERIC), Stuttgart, Paper: Is Unbiased Financial Advice to Retail Investors Sufficient? Answers from a Large Field Study