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Before being appointed as full professor at Goethe University, Prof. Hackethal was teaching and doing research at European Business School. In previous positions he took the project lead in an international consulting company and worked as an internal auditor at a large German bank. Since 2009 he is Member of the Advisory Council to the German FSA (BaFin) and since 2011 Member of the Exchange Expert Commission, counselling the German Federal Ministry for Finance. In 2010 he was awarded “German Professor of the Year 2010” by the national student magazine “unicum”. Over the last years he was awarded more than 10 “Best Teaching Awards” by students at Goethe Business School and Goethe University. The topics of Personal Finance and Empirical Finance are at the center of his current teaching and research work. As chairman of the board, he supports the fintech start-up Vaamo.
As former Dean of Goethe Business School, Prof. Hackethal was responsible for its development. Today, jointly with Prof. Wahrenburg, Prof. Hackethal is academic director for the Competence Cluster Bank Management.