Professor Michael Binder, Ph.D.
holds the Chair for International Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics at Goethe University and Deputy Managing Director at the IMFS. He also serves as Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management (GSEFM) at Goethe University, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Technische Universität Darmstadt (with Ph.D. Programs in Economics, Finance, and Marketing). As part of his commitment to further opportunities for young researchers in economics and finance, he continues to serve as chairman of the jury of the Young Innovators Award of Vordenker Forum.
Part of Binder's recent research centers around two IMFS-affiliated research projects: the FP7 European Commission project "Integrated Macro-Financial Modelling for Robust Policy Design (MACFINROBODS)" as well as the Sloan Foundation research project "Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative (MMCI).
More broadly, Binder's current research examines the implications of financial market structures for business cycle dynamics, output growth, and macroeconomic policy design. His research also involves the development of new econometric methods for panel data sets.
Professor Dr. Tobias Tröger, LL.M.
holds the Chair of Private Law, Trade, and Business Law, Jurisprudence at Goethe University. In his research, Tröger investigates internal governance structure of banking union institutions, the reinstallation of market discipline through bank reorganization and resolution (bail-in, living wills), capital market union, the regulation of non-bank credit intermediation (shadow banking), the development of securities regulation and social change, the law of shareholder meetings and resolutions as well as German and European sales law.
Since 2016, Tobias Tröger has been serving as Managing Director of the newly founded European Banking Institute (EBI), an international center for banking studies. Among the EBI's 27 academic members, the IMFS is the representative of Goethe University.