Professor Michael Binder, Ph.D. holds the Chair for International Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics at Goethe University. 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.