Martin Weber is one of the leading German economists, considered a pioneer especially in his field of research Behavioral Finance. Both in research and in the press, he is one of the most frequently cited German business economists, according to this year's F.A.Z. Economist Ranking.
Until July 2017, Martin Weber held the Chair of Finance, in particular in Banking, at the University of Mannheim. He has been a senior professor at the Business School since his retirement. He was appointed as one of the first senior professors at the University of Mannheim.
In 2007, the University of Münster awarded him with an honorary doctorate. In addition to his membership in the Leopoldina, he is also a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. Apart from specialist publications, Martin Weber is the author of the bestselling book “Genial einfach investieren” (engl. “Invest brilliantly simple”, Campus Verlag), a stock market guide for private investors. He also initiated the very successful index fund “ARERO”.
Founded in 1652, the German Academy of Scientists Leopoldina has around 1,600 members from almost all scientific disciplines and, by its own account, is a “classic scholars' society “. It became the German National Academy of Sciences in 2008. Its two main tasks are to represent German science abroad and to advise politicians and the public.
The Senate of the Leopoldina, which represents the interests of its members before the Bureau and advises it, currently consists of 39 members. Among them are 26 elected members (representatives), each representing one of the sections of the Leopoldina.