Lennart Kraft

Ph.D. Candidate

I am a doctoral student in quantitative economics at the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

Philosophy of Work

As a quantitative economist, I engage in data analytics, data protection, and data management to solve fundamental economic and societal problems. I firmly believe that this combination provides an efficient approach to maximize the value of data while providing a sustainable regulatory framework.

Professional Focus

Research Work

My research work focuses on digital economics. I analyze the value of data and its trade-off with consumer privacy. Thus, I transfer relevant problems of the industry and society into an economic context to derive and explain substantive insights.

Advisory Work

My advisory work focuses on consulting firms and researchers on data analytics, data protection, and data management. Thus, I aim to support them via an holistic view from a quantitative perspective.

Institutional Work

My institutional work focuses on producing, enriching, and visualizing new financial data. Thus, we boost empirical research in finance via the Financial Data Infrastructure at Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE.

About Lennart Kraft

I’ve been a doctoral student in quantitative economics at the Graduate School of Economics, Finance and Marketing of Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) since 2016. During my doctoral studies, I always try to cross scientific borders. I collaborate with people outside of economics and business administration such as information systems, business ethics, 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 an 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