Frederik Eidam is a researcher in ZEW’s Research Department “International Finance and Financial Management” and a PhD candidate in finance under supervision of Professor Sascha Steffen at the University of Mannheim. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked for four years in financial risk management at Munich Reinsurance Company. He studied finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and graduated with a Master of Science in Finance in 2009. Before this, he studied economics at the University of Kiel, graduating with a Diploma in Quantitative Economic Research in 2007. In recognition of his academic achievements, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Erich-Schneider Award from the Universtity of Kiel. His studies were supported by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD).

Frederik Eidam’s research focuses on the areas of financial intermediation, financial and sovereign crisis and the effects of monetary policy crises interventions on financial stability. He analyses sovereigns as well as bank and non-bank financial institutions, such as insurance firms.

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