New DART Members Introduce Themselves - Kristoffer Uhlenkamp
The first time I had extensive contact with analytical research was in the course of my master’s thesis at the University of Mannheim. In particular, I wrote about “Incentives from Debt Contracting for Conservatism” which immediately caught my interest. It was during this time that I decided to continue doing research and to apply for the DART program. My research interest is closely related to the topic of my thesis, and includes financial contracting, financial distress and IFRS accounting. While most of my work is analytical, I always have a sympathetic ear towards empirical research. The reasons why I chose Graz and the DART program for my PhD are manifold: beginning with the great independence in research, to the strong academic and financial support, up to the beauty of the city and the pleasant climate.