Prof. Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
Prof. Dr. Tabea Bucher-KoenenPensions and Sustainable Financial Markets
Professor Tabea Bucher-Koenen has been head of ZEW’s Research Unit “Pensions and Sustainable Financial Markets” since January 2019. She is professor of financial markets at the University of Mannheim and co-director of the Mannheim Institute for Financial Education (MIFE). Tabea Bucher-Koenen studied business and intercultural management at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, as well as European integration at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She followed the graduate programme in economics at the Center for Doctoral Studies at the University of Mannheim and received her doctoral degree in 2010. From 2011 to 2018 she was a researcher at the Munich-based Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.
Tabea Bucher-Koenen’s research focuses on household finance, the economics of ageing, and demographic change. She is particularly interested in private and public pension systems and the impact of long-term financial decisions. Her most recent publications focus on individual savings behaviour and insurance decisions, as well on financial literary. Tabea Bucher-Koenen published her work in journals such as Review of Finance, Economic Policy, the Journal of Pension Economics, and Finance and the Journal of Consumer Affairs.