Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany – EBI Europe
Prof. Dr. Volker Wieland


The Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) is a research center of Goethe University Frankfurt supported by the Stiftung Geld und Währung (Foundation of Monetary and Financial Stability). The IMFS aims at raising public awareness of the importance of monetary and financial stability. It does so primarily through its research activities and by organizing conferences, seminars, and lectures attended by both national and international participants. An integrated approach is taken to economic and legal aspects. Its fields of research encompass monetary economics, financial market economics and financial stability as well as money, currency and central bank law. Thus, the IMFS promotes a dynamic exchange of ideas among central banks, financial market players, and supervisory agencies and contributes to scientific progress in its areas of expertise. The IMFS also advises government entities. This research transfer into the world of financial institutions, central banks, and political decision-makers is an essential task of the IMFS. Furthermore, it contributes to doctoral and post-doctoral training at Goethe University.

Since 2012, Professor Volker Wieland, Ph.D., is the Managing Director of the IMFS. An expert in monetary theory and policy, he is also a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Helmut Siekmann is Deputy Managing Director. His main field of work is the stability of financial markets, financial institutions and public finance. Professor Michael Binder, Ph.D., who holds the Chair for International Macroeconomics at Goethe University, and Professor of Private Law, Trade and Business Law, Jurisprudence, Dr. Tobias Tröger, LL.M., collaborate as IMFS Affiliated Professors. Furthermore, several research fellows contribute to the work of the IMFS.

Goethe University Frankfurt aims to compete with top international research universities offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. The university is named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Frankfurt-born polymath renowned for his exceptional contributions to literature, science, and philosophy. Founded in 1914 with private funding and inspired by the legacy of the European Enlightenment, Goethe University stands out as a pioneering “citizens’ university”. Today, it is one of the only universities in Germany that enjoys significant public funding alongside administrative autonomy and the ability to create a private endowment. About 46,000 students were enrolled at Goethe University at the start of the winter semester 2014/2015. Situated in Germany’s most cosmopolitan and international city, the university attracts a diverse body of students and researchers from around the world.


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