Lea Steinruecke is a researcher in ZEW's Research Department "International Finance and Financial Management" and a PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Sascha Steffen at the Chair of Financial Markets at the University of Mannheim. She started her PhD studies within the DFG Research Training Group 1659 "Interdependencies in the Regulation of Markets" at Humboldt University and the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin, before relocating to Mannheim together with her doctoral supervisor, Sascha Steffen, in May 2016. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she studied mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), with research stays in Hungary, Uganda, and Canada. Her studies were supported by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. In recognition of her academic achievements, she received the Achievement Award for Women for Math Science from TUM.

Lea Steinruecke's research focuses on the areas of financial intermediation and financial stability, with a special emphasis on the European banking sector.

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  • ZEW Research Seminar

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