Stefan Scharnowski received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim, specializing in Financial Econometrics. In 2010, he spent a semester at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen, Norway. He participated in the Business Research Program in Finance at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) at the University of Mannheim and received his Master's in 2014. He is a research assistant at the Chair of Finance in Mannheim and also at the Research Center SAFE at Goethe University Frankfurt. His current research focuses on empirical market microstructure.
Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS
I chose the University of Mannheim because of the Business Research Program, which allowed me to take courses from the doctoral program in finance while still studying towards my Master degree.
The best part of being a doctoral student here
Hard to pin down “the best part”, but one advantage would be that as a student at the GESS, you profit from the University of Mannheim’s large network and reputation.
A description of my fellow doctoral students
Bright and motivated, but still down-to-earth.
My most challenging experience within the program
The coursework in the first year is definitely intense and requires effort and commitment.