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Marcus Opp's research spans contract theory, financial intermediation, and international finance. The corresponding papers are published in top general interest journals (Econometrica and Review of Economic Studies) and top field journals such as the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of International Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. His most recent research agenda (joint with Martin Oehmke) analyzes the economics of socially responsible investment (EFA 2020 best paper prize in responsible finance) and how to integrate climate change into financial regulation. He has served as a board member of the Finance Theory Group from 2016 to 2018 and will be an editor of the Review of Finance starting 2023. The paper “Target revaluation after failed takeover attempts - Cash versus stock” won the 2016 Jensen prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of corporate finance and organizations (first place). Moreover, he has been awarded the 2017 Poets and Quants “Top 40 under 40” award for professors of world-wide business schools, the Bessel award of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (~EUR 45k) as well as numerous project grants.

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