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Department of Banking and Finance Prof. Dr. Alexander F. Wagner

Prof. Dr. Alexander F. Wagner

Discovery, Teaching, and Doing are a dream team. And they never get boring.

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Alexander Wagner balances two passions: the thrill of seeking knowledge about fundamentals of human behavior for knowledge's sake, and the desire to apply insights in the real world and to improve the workings of markets and organizations. As a professor at the Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Zurich (UZH) and as a senior chair of the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI), Wagner has taught corporate finance to thousands of eager students and hundreds of motivated executives, and he has helped shape governance systems of companies large and small. He is the CEO of the Executive Education of the UZH Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics, and he is Co-Head of the UZH Center for Crisis Competence. He has served as chairman of a proxy advisor and as an independent counsel for PwC. His research focuses on corporate finance, sustainable finance, and behavioral economics. He obtained his PhD in Political Economy from Harvard University.In his hometown Linz, Austria, he completed studies in economics and law.


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