Axel Buchner

ESCP Business School

Axel Buchner is a full professor of finance at ESCP Business School in Berlin. He conducts research in the areas of entrepreneurial finance, venture capital and private equity. He focuses on understanding the risks, returns, and illiquidity inherent in venture capital, private equity, and other alternative investments. He has published his research in leading academic journals, including, among others, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS).

Before joining ESCP, he was Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Passau, where he also finished his Habilitation (post-doctoral university degree with lecture qualification). He holds a PhD in finance from the Technical University of Munich and a Master’s in business administration from the University of Munich. Additionally, he holds an honors degree in technology management from the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). During his former position at the University of Passau, he was also a visiting lecturer of finance at EDHEC Business School.


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