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Dr. Hariharan, Anuja

Dr. Anuja Hariharan works at the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in studying the impact of emotional arousal and cognitive workload in economic decision making. She uses NeuroIS and physiological measurements, behavioral experimental economics, and statistical modelling.

As part of her doctoral thesis, she investigates the role of the economic environment (namely: trading, auctions, and gaming), the role of personality attributes (such as emotion regulation), together with the impact of internal processes (namely: arousal and cognitive workload) on decisions and behavior. In addition, along with other colleagues at the institute, she has been developing Brownie: a Java-based platform for implementing behavioral and NeuroIS experiments in the lab.


Dipl.-Math.oec. Fritz, Felix

Felix Fritz is a research assistant at the Information and Market Engineering chair of Prof. Weinhardt at the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM). His research interests are empirical and behavioral finance as well as market microstructure and regulation. From a methodological point of view, he mostly uses data analysis techniques and statistical models to analyze the massive datasets generated on financial markets like trade and quote data or orderflow data.  As part of the cooperation between KIT and Börse Stuttgart, he works as an external employee for Börse Stuttgart to intensify the exchange between academic research and industry practice.
His dissertation project explores the role of cognitive and behavioral biases of retail investors and how these shortcomings influence their trading behavior. Furthermore, the role of typical trading heuristics for financial markets, e.g. technical analysis, is considered.


M.Sc. Vladimir Korzinov

Vladimir Korzinov obtained a diploma of engineer from Bauman Moscow State Technological University, Russia after which he studied Master in Management of Technology in Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Currently he is a PhD student at the Chair of Economic Policy. His interests lie in studying the affects of technological progress on society and economies. In particular he is interested in General Purpose Technologies, their characteristics and influence on economic growth and innovation value chains.

In his PhD project two theoretical models based on neo-classical analytical framework and agent-based modelling are being developed and will be verified with the data from patents, publications and industry employing various econometric methods.

Dr. Stephan Meyer

Dr. Stephan is a Managing Consultant at IBM GBS within the Advanced Analytics Center of Competency focused on driving speed and efficiency of business decisions through leveraging of advanced analytics practices such as modeling, predictive analytics, and optimization. Before joining IBM Stephan worked as a research associate within the information management department at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and as a part time fellow data scientist for the Stuttgart Stock Exchange where he focused on statistical modeling, implementation, and evaluation of advanced business models with respect to revenue maximization. He published several articles regarding retail investor behavior and statistical algorithms in different journals and conference proceedings. Stephan holds a PhD in Finance from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He presented his research at several international conferences and seminars. Stephan also holds a diploma in mathematical economics from University of Karlsruhe. During his studies he focused on financial mathematics, applied informatics, and information management.

M.Sc. Marcel Müller

Marcel Müller is at the Chair of Financial Engineering and Derivatives at the KIT. His research is within the field of empirical finance. Precisely, he focuses on topics with credit risk and asset management emphasis. Currently, he examines the bargaining positions of different parties involved in case of a sovereign default, as well as their implications towards a restructuring agreement. By his research, he hopes to provide methods to better judge the calculus of financial distressed countries, and consequently enable more precise risk estimation for the creditors.


M.Sc. Tim Straub

Tim Straub is a researcher at the institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His research interests focus on collective intelligence and crowdsourcing. In particular he focusses on incentive mechanisms for crowd labor markets such as Amazon Mechanical Turk. In his work he uses economic experiments and applies them directly on online crowd labor markets.

Besides his research he is involved with the development of several market platforms such as prediction markets, and a continuous-trade platform.

Dr. Sarah Zhang

Dr. Sarah Zhang is currently a Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Finance at Manchester Business School.