Lennart Kraft

Ph.D. Candidate

I am a doctoral student in economics at the graduate school of Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

Philosophy of Work

I firmly believe that data analytics represents the most robust method to generate credible insights about fundamental societal and economic problems. Thus, data production, data management, data ethics and data science are my means to  contribute to our society.


Research Focus

My research focuses on digital economics and consumer privacy on the internet. I transfer relevant problems of the society and the industry into an economic context to derive and explain substantive insights.

Advisory Work

I advise companies and research projects on data management and data ethics issues. As a quantitative economist, I also advise on topics including data driven decision making and forecasting via ML/AI models.

Data Development

As a team of data scientists and financial researchers at the Financial Data Infrastructure at Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, we produce, enrich and visualize new financial data to boost empirical research in finance.

About Lennart Kraft

I’ve been a doctoral student of economics at the Graduate School of Economics, Finance and Marketing of Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main since 2016. During my doctoral studies, I always try to cross scientific borders and collaborate with people outside of economics and business administration such as information systems, business ethics or nutrition and health sciences. Moreover, I highly value collaborating with partners outside of academia to solve problems with data and statistical models and to contribute to our society efficiently.


Apart from Work

My wife and I are fascinated by Japanese culture and cuisine and share the interest in hiking and sports. I also enjoy playing the drums or the cajón with my band members.


Lennart Kraft



Raum 1.202 im RuW-Gebäude
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 4
D-60323 Frankfurt am Main