"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

Kristina Meier



Kristina Meier is a research assistant at the Chair of Corporate Finance. Her research focuses on the areas of Corporate Finance and Empirical Economics. Specifically, she is interested in the real effects of financial markets as well as on economic consequences of gender stereotypes. Recently, she had the opportunity to pursue these interests during a research visit at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Kristina Meier received a Bachelor’s degree in Culture and Economics at the University of Mannheim and a Master’s degree in Management. During these studies she spent two semesters abroad at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and one at EMLYON in Lyon, France. Kristina Meier has gained practical experience through internships at SAP and BASF.

Research Interests

  • Real effects of short selling
  • Gender differences in preferences, where they come from and what they lead to
  • CEO turnover
  • Tolerance for failure

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

I became interested in the University because I was interested in the particular research method of one of the Professors here. I knew that in order to do and understand research on a certain level in Finance I would need a stronger methodological and quantitative background, which you receive in this program.

The best part of being a doctoral student here

The best part of being a doctoral student is being able to dig deep into a diverse spectrum of topics that you are interested in.

A description of my fellow doctoral students

Kind, smart, ambitious.

My most challenging experience within the program

Learning that sometimes you are not good at some things, but not getting discouraged by that.

My advice for prospective students

Look to your left and right at what other people especially in other disciplines are doing. There are so many interesting things in the world that can inspire you.