SAFE Professorship of Finance

Florian Heider is Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE since 1 December 2022 and Professor of Finance at Goethe University’s House of Finance. His research interests are currently focused on financial intermediaries and on their role in monetary policy, market design, and the capital structure of companies. His work has appeared in a range of academic journals. Following research positions at the London School of Economics and the New York University Stern School of Business, he joined the ECB in 2004 where he worked in various functions in the departments of Research, Market Infrastructure & Payments, and Monetary Policy.

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Prof. Florian Heider, PhD


Visiting address

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt
Faculty of  Finance
House of Finance Chair of Household Finance
Prof. Dr. Florian Heider
House of Finance - Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
60323 Frankfurt/Main
Phone: +49 (69) 798 30060

Postal address

Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE e.V.
Prof. Dr. Florian Heider
House of Finance
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
60323 Frankfurt am Main

How to reach us

Journey by car – coming from the A5/A66 (Nordwestkreuz):

  1. When reaching the ‘Nordwestkreuz‘ Frankfurt, follow the A66 in the direction of ‘Miquelallee'
  2. After the bridge, keep right and turn into the ‘Hansaallee’ when reaching the first traffic light
  3. Follow ‘Hansaallee‘. After 300 meters turn right into the ‘Bremer Straße’.
  4. When reaching the next intersection, turn right into the ‘Fürstenberger Straße’ and then right into the entrance of the university
  5. For usage of a navigation system: enter ‘Fürstenberger Straße’, 'Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3' or ‘Grüneburgplatz’

Journey by public transport:

  1. From the central station of Frankfurt, ‘Hauptbahnhof‘, take the S-Bahn (lines 1 to 9) to ‘Hauptwache‘, then take the underground metro (lines 1/2/3) to ‘Holzhausenstraße‘. From there, the university is 10 minutes away on foot
  2. OR busline number 36 takes you directly to the entrance of the university campus at ‘Fürstenberger Straße‘

Campus Plan