Prof. Dr. Jan Pieter Krahnen

Jan Pieter Krahnen has been Director of the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) since 1995 and Director of the Center of Excellence SAFE since January 2013. He is Research Professor of the CFS research area "Financial Stability and Banking Regulation". Prof. Krahnen holds the Chair of Corporate Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt, House of Finance.

Krahnen holds degrees of the Goethe University and the Free University (Berlin), and has taught 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 Krahnens current research interests focus on systemic risks and banking regulation. His papers have been published in renown international journals, including the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and Experimental Economics, the European Finance Review, the European Journal of Finance.

Jan Krahnen is involved in policy counselling on issues of development finance and financial market regulation. In 2012 he was appointed as 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, Krahnen was a member of the German Government's Advisory Council on a New Financial Order ("Issing Commission", 2008-2012). Krahnen is also member of the Group of Economic Advisors (GEA), Committee of Economic and Markets Analysis (CEMA), European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in Paris (since 2011) and he serves as a member 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) (since 2009 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).

Krahnen was inter alia a founding member of the ECB - CFS research network initiative “Capital markets and financial integration in Europe” (2002-2011); member of the evaluation teams of the Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz (2009-2010); member of Steering Committee “European Corporate Governance and Training Network (ECGTN)” (2005-2008); founding member and officer of the Financial Intermediation Research Society (2004-2010).

He serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Financial Stability (since 2010) and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial Services Research (since 1999). Furthermore he was Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance (2000-2007). His research and counselling activities are supported by the Deutsche Bank Donation Fund (Deutsche Bank Stiftungsfonds), the DZ Bank and German National Science Foundation (DFG)


Center for Financial Studies
House of Finance
Goethe University Frankfurt
Grüneburgplatz 1
60323 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69-798-30050
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Chair of Corporate Finance
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Goethe University Frankfurt
Grüneburgplatz 1
60323 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69 798-33699
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