Prof. Dr. Lena Dräger

Prof. Dr. Lena Dräger
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Prof. Dr. Lena Dräger
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Representatives for Professors
Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Economics and Management
Representatives for Professors
Deputy Representatives for Professors
Institute of Monetary Economics

Focus in Research and Teaching

  • Monetary Macroeconomics
  • International Financial Markets
  • Monetary Policy and Capital Flows in Currency Unions
  • Household Finance
  • DSGE-Models with Heterogeneous Expectations and/or Financial Frictions


  • Professional Carrer

    since 04/2018
    Full professor (W3) in Economics, especially Money and International Finance, Leibniz University Hanover 

    10/2016 - 03/2018
    Visiting professor (W3) in Economics, especially International Macroeconomics, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz

    10/2011 - 03/2018
    Assistant professor in Economics, especially Macroeconomics, Department of Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Science, University of Hamburg

    10/2008 - 09/2011
    Research assistant in the DFG-Project "Inflation Expectation Formation and Information Transmission on Households' Expectations: Stickiness, Agenda- Setting and Uncertainty" with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Fritsche, University of Hamburg 


  • Education

    05/2009 - 10/2011
    Dr.Sc. at the ETH Zurich and the KOF Swiss Economic Institute, Title of the PhD dissertation: "Deviations from Rationality - Essays on Inflation Perceptions and Expectations"

    Winter 2009/2010
    Doctoral Studies at the ETH Zurich and the University Zurich

    09/2007 - 09/2008
    M.Sc. in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Kent, UK

    03/2003 - 06/2006
    Diplom-Volkswirtin (BA. hon. in Economics), Universität Hamburg 

  • Scholarships, Grants and Prizes

    Medal of the ETH Zurich for exceptional PhD Dissertations

    09/2009 - 12/2009
    Research grant of the Übersee Club Hamburg for a research stay at the ETH Zurich

    Walter Hagenbuch MSc Prize for Economics 2008 at the Department for Economics, University of Kent, UK

    09/2007 - 09/2008
    Postgraduate scholarship of the DAAD for MSc studies in the UK


  • Membership in Academic Associations

    Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Society)
    European Economic Association  
    American Economic Association


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  • Money, Currency and Financial Markets (B.Sc.)
  • Monetary Policy (B.Sc.)
  • International Financial Markets (B.Sc.)
  • Financial Systems and Regulation / Asset Management (M.Sc.)
  • Monetary Theory and Policy (M.Sc.)
  • Financial Crises (M.Sc.)
  • Seminar Money and International Finance (B.Sc.)
  • Seminar Empirical Monetary Macroeconomics (M.Sc.)