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Prof. Rasa Karapandza, PhD
Chaired Professor of Finance
Academic Director of Master in Finance Program
Department of Finance, Accounting & Real Estate EBS Business School
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 3 65189 Wiesbaden
Telephone: (+49) 611 710 212 44
Email: rasa.karapandza [at] gmail.com
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Date of Birth: January 4th 1978
Country of residence: Germany
Marital status: Married to Tamara
Children: son Filip, 5 years old

Education and Academic positions

  • 2015 – present   Academic Director of Master in Finance, EBS Business School, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2014 – present   Professor of Finance, EBS Business School, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2009-14 Assistant Professor of Finance, EBS Business School, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2009 PhD in Economics and Finance from Graduate School of Economic Barcelona, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (summa cum laude)
  • 2008 Visiting Scholar at the Department of Economics, New York University, USA
  • 2006 Visiting Scholar at the HAAS School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • 2004 M.Sc. in Economic and Finance from University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • 2002 B.Sc. in Astrophysics from University of Belgrade, Department of Mathematics, Serbia

Awards

  • 2016 A research prize awarded by DekaBank’s IQ-KAP institute for the paper “The Rate of Market Efficiency”
  • 2016 Elected – Honorary member of EBS University Student Association
  • 2015-16 EBS Student body elect favorite professor – Classroom excellence award
  • 2014-15 EBS Student body elect favorite professor – Classroom excellence award
  • 2013-14 EBS Student body elect favorite professor – Classroom excellence award
  • 2012-13 EBS Student body elect favorite professor – Classroom excellence award
  • 2011-12 EBS Student body elect favorite professor – Classroom excellence award
  • 2010-11 EBS Student body elect favorite professor – Classroom excellence award
  • 2009-10 EBS Student body elect favorite professor – Classroom excellence award

Teaching Experience

  • 2013-2016 Managing finance (Executive MBA course at EBS)
  • 2013-2014 Corporate finance (Executive MBA course at EBS)
  • 2012-2016 Corporate finance (MBA course at EBS)
  • 2011-2016 Asset Pricing and Derivatives (Graduate course at EBS)
  • 2009-16 Investments – (First semester undergraduate course at EBS)
  • 2009-12 Derivatives and Stochastic processes (graduate course at EBS)
  • 2004-06 Financial Economics I, Financial Economics II, Corporate Finance – Undergraduate courses at University Pompeu Fabra, Department of Economics
  • 2005-2008 Preparatory courses for the Chartered Financial Analyst exams offered by the CFA Institute at South European Center for Contemporary Finance
  • 2005-2008 Preparatory course for Professional Risk Managers (PRMTM) certification exams on Levels I-IV (i.e., all levels) at South European Center for Contemporary Finance
  • 2005-2008 Mathematics and Modeling for Economics and Finance, Investments – Graduate courses in International Masters in Quantitative Finance program at University of Belgrade, Department of Economics

Scholarships and grants

  • 2010 EU FP6 RICAFE2 joint project with LSE and Tilburg
  • 2010 Barcelona Supercomputing Center Grant – FI-2010-2-0007
  • 2010 Barcelona Supercomputing Center Grant – FI-2010-1-0019
  • 2009 Barcelona Supercomputing Center Grant – FI-2009-3-0014
  • 2009 Barcelona Supercomputing Center Grant – FI-2009-2-0008
  • 2008 Barcelona Supercomputing Center Grant – FI-2008-3-0007
  • 2008 Barcelona Supercomputing Center Grant – FI-2008-2-0017
  • 2008 Barcelona Supercomputing Center Grant – FI-2008-1-0028
  • 2005-2008 FPU Research Graduate Scholarship from Spanish Ministry of Education and Science
  • 2004 FI Research Graduate Scholarship from Generalitat of Catalunya
  • 2003 IGSOC Research Graduate Scholarship from Generalitat of Catalunya

Working Papers

List of publications

Patents

  • “RiskGuard*”, a risk management solution for banks and other financial institutions (Serbian Institute for Intellectual Property patent No. A-380/08/2 of September 9, 2008)
  • “Select9*”, IFRS9 compliance solution for banks and other financial institutions (Patent pending)
  • “Accurate*”, software framework for building and testing credit rating/scoring models (Patent pending)

Language skills

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Croatian/Serbian
  • German (B1 level)
  • Russian (basic knowledge)

Computer skills

  • Programming skills in C, C++, Fortran, PHP, Java Script, Java, DHTML, Basic, Pascal, Perl, Python, Mathematica, Matlab, etc.
  • Knowledge of database systems, MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle, SAP, Access, etc.
  • Knowledge of statistical packages Stata, SAS, JPM, Origin, R, etc.
  • Knowledge of system Administration of Linux, BSD/I, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OSX, IRIX, Microsoft Platforms, even some out of production systems like DOS, CP/M, BeOS, etc.
  • Knowledge of parallel computing systems based on SGI commercial and other noncommercial systems like Beowulf, GRID
  • Knowledge of Geographical Informational Systems by ESRI and AutoDesk
  • Knowledge of computer networking security

Activities and Interests

  • tennis
  • gourmet cooking
  • traveling
  • gymnastics (competed at national level) – still capable of some magic stand