o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. soc. oec. Dr. h. c.

Josef Zechner

Josef Zechner

Full Member of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences since 2004

  • Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance, WU Wien


Research Areas:

  • Economics
  • Corporate finance



Selected Prizes:

  • WU Award for Outstanding Research Achievements (Österreich)
  • Financial Research Association's 2016 Best Paper Award (USA)
  • Jack Treynor Prize (Q-Group) (USA)

Selected Publications:

  • Berk, Jonathan; Stanton, Richard; Zechner, Josef (2010) Human Capital, Bankruptcy and Capital Structure. The Journal of Finance, Bd. 65, S. 891-892.
  • Pagano, Marco; Röell, Alisa A.; Zechner, Josef (2002) The Geography of Equity Listing: Why Do Companies List Abroad?. The Journal of Finance, Bd. 57, S. 2651-2694.
  • Admati, Anat R.; Pfleiderer, Paul; Zechner, Josef (1994) Large Shareholder Activism, Risk Sharing, and Financial Market Equilibrium. The Journal of Political Economy, Bd. 102, S. 1097-1130.
  • Fischer, Edwin O.; Heinkel, Robert; Zechner, Josef (1989) Dynamic Recapitalization Policies and the Role of Call Premia and Issue Discounts. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Bd. 24, S. 427-446.