Prof. Dr. Lena Dräger

Prof. Dr. Lena Dräger
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Office hours
Thu. 15:00 - 16:00
Prof. Dr. Lena Dräger
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Office hours
Thu. 15:00 - 16:00
Representatives for Professors
Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Economics and Management
Representatives for Professors
Habilitation Committee, Faculty of Economics and Management
Deputy Representatives for Professors
Faculty Council, Faculty of Economics and Management
Office hours
Thu. 15:00 - 16:00
Institute of Monetary Economics
Finance Group

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 

  • Current Research Projects

    2022-2025 Project Ination Expectations and Economic Preferences, joint with Prof. Dr.
    Marina Schröder (LUH), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

    2022-2024 Project Are Households Aware of the Monetary Policy Strategy of the ECB?
    Implications for Central Bank Communication and the Anchoring of Macro-
    economic Expectations
    , funded by the Bundesbank

    2014-2017 Project Financial Flows and Macroeconomic Imbalances in the European
    Monetary Union joint with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Fritsche (University of Hamburg) and
    Christian Proaño (Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg), funded by the Hans-

    2015-2016 Project Inflationswahrnehmungen und -erwartungen von Haushalten und ihre
    Beziehung zu Spar- und Konsumentscheidungen: Survey-Evidenz für Deutschland
    joint with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Fritsche (University of Hamburg), funded by the regional branch of
    Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein of the Bundesbank


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  • Money, Currency and Financial Markets (B.Sc.)
  • Monetary Policy (B.Sc.)
  • International Financial Markets (B.Sc.)
  • Seminar Money and International Finance (B.Sc.)
  • Seminar New Challenges in Monetary Policy and Finance (B.SC.)
  • Financial Systems and Regulation (M.Sc.)
  • Financial Crises (M.Sc.)
  • Seminar Empirical Monetary Macroeconomics (M.Sc.)
  • Advanced Monetary Macroeconomics (PhD)