Since May 2021, Peter Limbach is Professor of Finance and Corporate Governance at the University of Bielefeld. Currently, he is also a research fellow of the Centre for Financial Research (CFR), Cologne. Prof. Limbach holds a German Diploma (equivalent to MSc) in economics from the University of Bonn and a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in finance from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (supervisors: Martin Ruckes, Werner F.M. De Bondt). He spent several months at the Rotterdam School of Management as a visiting PhD. After his PhD, Peter was a postdoctoral researcher at the KIT before joining the University of Cologne as the CFR Junior-Professor of Investments in 2016. In 2020, he substituted the Professorship Financial Economics (Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel) at the University of Bonn.
Peter's research articles have been published in leading scientific journals in accounting and finance, including Management Science (MS), The Accounting Review (TAR), the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), and the Journal of Corporate Finance (JCF). Since 2022, Peter serves as Co-Editor of the journal Management Review Quarterly. He also organizes one of Europe's leading virtual research seminars in accounting and finance.
Besides his significant teaching experience at the BSc and MSC levels, Peter has taught several MBA and PhD courses at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management as well as the Universities of Dortmund, Gießen, Göttingen, Marburg, and Wuppertal. He was awarded the Junior Teaching Award of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne for his course on Corporate Governance.