briq Visiting Professor Ulrike Malmendier has been appointed to the German Council of Economic Experts in August 2022. This body of independent experts, consisting of five members appointed for five years, is mandated by the federal government to present a periodic assessment of Germany’s macroeconomic development. Their expertise is meant to help both economic policymakers and the general public make informed decisions.
Ulrike Malmendier is among the top five percent of the world’s most cited economists. After completing a doctorate in Law at the University of Bonn, she received her doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University in 2002. Her main research interests are in behavioral economics and behavioral finance, also including corporate finance, household finance, economics of organizations, and contract theory. She is currently a Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and Chair of the briq Scientific Council.
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