Stanford Economist Joins University of Mannheim

With effect from July 1, Prof. Stefan Reichelstein has joined the University of Mannheim as a chaired Professor of Business Administration.

Press release / 9 July 2018
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Prof. Reichelstein, who is internationally known for his research at the interface of accounting and economic analysis, was previously William R. Timken Professor of Accounting at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Much of Prof. Reichelstein’s research has addressed issues related to cost- and profitability analysis, decentralization, internal pricing and performance measurement. In recent years he has focused in particular on the cost competitiveness of low-carbon energy solutions.

At the University of Mannheim, Prof. Reichelstein will build up a newly-endowed research institute. The Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) will address economic aspects of the transition to a decarbonized energy economy, with a particular focus on the timeliness and cost effectiveness of this transition.

“International rankings put Mannheim's business and economics departments among the best in Europe,” said Prof. Dr. Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden, President of Mannheim University. “The appointment of Stefan Reichelstein further increases our international visibility and attests to the global competitiveness of our university.”

Both the Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies and Prof. Reichelstein’s endowed professorship are funded by the University of Mannheim Foundation.

Notes to the Editors:

Stefan Reichelstein completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Bonn and received his Ph.D. in Managerial Economics from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1984. Reichelstein has served on the faculties of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2016/17, he was a visiting professor at the University of Mannheim. Reichelstein has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Mannheim and Fribourg (Switzerland). In 2007, he was appointed honorary professor at the University of Vienna. Reichelstein is currently an editor of the Review of Accounting Studies and Foundations and Trends in Accounting; he also serves on the editorial boards of several internationally renowned journals.

University of Mannheim Foundation

The University of Mannheim Foundation was set up in 2005 to promote research and teaching at the University of Mannheim. Since its reorganization in 2014, the promotion of cutting-edge research has been one of its strategic priorities. Its overall goal is to increase the international competitiveness of the University of Mannheim. The establishment of the Endowed Research Institute and Professorship is the largest project funded by the University of Mannheim Foundation to date.

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