"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB

Can Yilanci


Can was born in Aachen, Germany. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from RWTH Aachen University in 2015. During his bachelor studies he spent one semester abroad at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen.  After the completion of his bachelor’s degree he entered the Mannheim Master in Management, which he completed in 2018. He was awarded with the “Deutschlandstipendium” in 2013 and the CFA program scholarship by the Chair of Accounting and Capital Markets in 2017. During his master studies he worked as a student assistant at the Chair of Finance and at the Chair of International Finance. Moreover, Can gained first experience in empirical research during an internship at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). In addition, he interned in the research department of a large European investment bank.

Research Interests

Asset Pricing

Corporate Finance

Financial Intermediation

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

The University of Mannheim is renowned in Germany for its high academic standards in business. During my master studies I have become familiar with the excellent research of the finance faculty and decided to continue my studies at the GESS. The structured PhD program at the GESS allows me to acquire a broad set of theoretical and methodological skills in mathematics, statistics, and econometrics before starting my own research.