Prof. Dr. Jan Pieter Krahnen

Jan Pieter Krahnen has been Director of the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) since 1995 and Director of the Research Center SAFE since January 2013. He coordinates the CFS research area "Monetary Policy & Financial Stability". Prof. Krahnen holds the Chair of Corporate Finance at Goethe University's House of Finance. He earned degrees from Goethe University Frankfurt and Freie Universität Berlin and held positions in Berlin, Giessen and Cologne. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and at NYU’s Stern School.

Jan Krahnen's current research interests focus on systemic risks and banking regulation. His papers have been published in major international journals, including the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the European Finance Review, and the European Journal of Finance.

Jan Krahnen is involved in policy counselling on issues related to financial market regulation. In 2012, he was appointed a member of the High-level Expert Group by EU Commissioner Michel Barnier, set to examine structural aspects of the EU's banking sector, chaired by Erkki Liikanen, Governor of the Bank of Finland. Furthermore, he was a member of the German Government's Advisory Council on a New Financial Order ("Issing Commission", 2008-2012). Currently, he is a member of the Group of Economic Advisors (GEA) of the Committee of Economic and Markets Analysis (CEMA) at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in Paris (since 2011) and of the Academic Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin (since 2010).

Krahnen serves on a variety of Boards and Steering Committees of academic and non-academic institutions: as member of the Executive Committee of the European Finance Association (EFA) (2009-2014 and 1999-2002), President of the EFA in 2011 and Program Chair of the 2010 EFA Annual Meeting in Frankfurt; CEPR-Research Fellow (since 1998); Member of the Financial Economists Roundtable (FER) (since 2009); member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Deutsches Aktieninstitut (DAI) (since 2007); founding member of the Policy Platform of the House of Finance, Goethe University (now: SAFE Policy Center); member of the Board (Kuratorium), Institute of Law and Finance (ILF), Frankfurt (since 2003); member of the Corporate Advisory Board (Unternehmensbeirat) of DZ Bank, Frankfurt (since 2004).