Frederik Eidam

Frederik Eidam is a researcher at ZEW's Research Department "International Finance and Financial Management" and a PhD candidate in finance at the University of Mannheim, supervised by Professor Sascha Steffen. His research focuses on the areas of financial intermediation, sovereign debt, and financial stability. In his doctoral thesis, he investigates the portfolio choice of financial institutions and sovereigns, and investigates the implications for financial stability. He was a visiting doctoral candidate at the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. His research has been published in renowned journals such as the Journal of Financial Stability. In addition, he regularly contributes to economic policy reports for federal and EU-institutions, such as a policy report for the EU Commission on the creation of a European Capital Markets Union.

Prior to working at ZEW, he was a risk manager at the financial risk management department of Munich Reinsurance Company. In 2009, he received a CFA-certified Master of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2007, he received a diploma in Economics from the University of Kiel. In recognition of his academic achievements, he received different awards and scholarships, such as the Academic Excellence Award from the University of Illinois, and scholarships, e.g. from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD).

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