Philipp Marquardt was born on September 4, 1988 in Bochum, Germany. In 2012 he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance from the International School of Management in Dortmund, where he graduated top of the class. During his undergraduate studies, Philipp spent one semester abroad at St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, Canada) and one semester at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), where he focused on Finance and Economics. Furthermore, he did various finance related internships at GLS Bank (Munich), Turner&Co Chartered Accountants (Nottingham), KPMG (Munich) and The Boston Consulting Group (Düsseldorf). Philipp is currently enrolled in the Master in Management at the University of Mannheim and participates in the Business Research Program in Finance at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) at the University of Mannheim Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS).
Behavioral Finance, especially Chaos and Non-Linear Complexities in Financial Markets
The Possible Superiority of Heuristics over Complex Econometric Models
Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS
I chose this program and the university, because Mannheim has a distinguished Finance faculty and I liked the idea of having a core curriculum before really starting off. Doing research is usually a complete maze and some guidance at the start is extremely helpful, such that you don’t get lost.
The best part of being a doctoral student here
For the first time in your studies, you can really immerse yourself deeper into the topics and do the stuff that really interests you.
A description of my fellow doctoral students
Everyone is quite unique in his background and interests. Having such diversity is really inspiring.
My most challenging experience within the program
The first year is really tough and you do not quite see where you are heading. But after the first year you realize it was definitely worth the trouble, because your way of thinking has changed.
My advice for prospective students
With regard to research, don’t walk in other people’s footstep. Do something that you actually burn for.