Florens Focke

University of Mannheim
Business School
Chair of International Finance
D-68161 Mannheim


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Research Interests

  • Conflicts of interest (esp. in the media)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investor attention
  • Spillover effects of advertising
  • Textual analysis


  • 'A Friendly Turn: Advertising Bias in the News Media' (joint with Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi and Stefan Ruenzi), Working Paper, 2016.
  • 'Advertising, Attention, and Financial Markets' (joint with Stefan Ruenzi and Michael Ungeheuer), Working Paper, 2016.
  • 'Pharmaceutical Advertising Biases Media Reports on Drug Safety' (joint with Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi and Stefan Ruenzi), Working Paper, 2016.
  • 'The Impact of Firm Prestige on Executive Compensation' (joint with Ernst Maug and Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi), accepted at the Journal of Financial Economics, 2016.


Since 2012: PhD-Student in Finance at the CDSB (Center for Doctoral Studies in Business) of the University of Mannheim

2011-2012: MPhil in Finance at the University of Cambridge

2008-2011: BSc in Business Administration at the University of Mannheim


Professional and Teaching Experience

Since 2013: Research Assistant at the Chair of International Finance

2011: Teaching Assistant for Investments and Asset Pricing at the University of Mannheim

2011: Fellow Intern at McKinsey & Company

2009 and 2010: Intern and working student at KPMG AG in IT-Advisory