Dr. habil. Christian Fahrholz joined the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK e. V.) in April 2016. His work focuses on the impact of financial regulation on corporate finance in Germany. He is also member of the managing board of the association of German guarantee banks (Verband Deutscher Bürgschaftsbanken, VDB). Former appointments include a Chair of Macroeconomics, especially Monetary Economics at the University of Erfurt and a Chair for Political Economy at the University of Mannheim. Prior to joining the DIHK, he was a visiting researcher at Eesti Pank (central bank of Estonia) and worked as a freelance consultant for public and private agencies in Egypt, South Africa and the US. Christian Fahrholz studied political science at the Free University of Berlin and economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, where he also obtained his habilitation, qualifying examination for lecturing at university.