School's Teaching Award


Teaching award 2023

Teaching award, Lisa Spantig, Andreas Knetsch, Sinan Avarez, Mareike Zimolong Copyright: © Ute Haupts

Once again, the annual graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics took place on 04.11.2023. Not only the graduates were honored for their achievements, but also the teaching staff of our faculty. This year, the prestigious prize for outstanding teaching activities was awarded to Prof. Dr. Lisa Spantig and Dr. Andreas Knetsch. The award was presented by Sinan Averes and Mareike Zimolong, chairs of the student council.

  Lisa Spantig on stage Copyright: © Ute Haupts

Prof. Dr. Lisa Spantig heads the Junior Professorship for Experimental Economics and focuses on financial inclusion, in particular access to financial services for people in poorer sections of the population, with a focus on countries in the Global South. Her research uses a combination of survey data, weather information, administrative data and decision experiments. The aim is to investigate how financial services can be provided effectively to these populations and how they can become more resilient to shocks such as extreme weather events or pandemics.

  Andreas Knetsch on stage Copyright: © Ute Haupts

Dr. Andreas Knetsch is a postdoctoral researcher at RWTH Aachen University with research interests covering a wide range of topics in corporate finance, sustainable finance and text analysis in finance and accounting. His current teaching includes courses on business valuation, corporate finance and digital finance.