Prof. Dr. Oliver Hinz



Office: S102 / 249

Phone +49 6151-16 24449

Fax +49 6151-16 24447

Core Areas

  • Interactive Pricing
  • Trust, Privacy and Reputation
  • Social Networks
  • Information Diffusion
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Predictive Analytics
  • E-Finance
  • Electronic Markets


Oliver Hinz (1974) studied at the TU Darmstadt Business Administration and Information Systems with main focus on Marketing, Software Engineering and Computer Graphics. After receiving his diploma (equiv. master degree) he worked several years for the Dresdner Bank as a consultant for business logic.

Oliver started working as a Research Assistant in March 2004 at the Chair of Electronic Commerce and received his Ph.D. in October 2007. Oliver Hinz joined the Marshall School of Business (University of Southern California) as visiting scholar for 4 months and received the SinnerSchrader stipend (10.000 EUR) for young researcher for 2007. He has also been awarded with the dissertation prize of the Alcatel-Lucent-Stiftung 2008, the Erich-Gutenberg-Prize 2008 and the science prize "Retailing 2009" of the EHI Retail Institute. He is also the winner of the honorable Schmalenbach prize for young researchers in 2008.

He supported the E-Finance Lab as Assistant Professor for E-Finance & Electronic Markets, joined the TU Darmstadt in April 2011 and heads the Chair of Information Systems | Electronic Markets. According to the German business journal "Handelsblatt" he belongs currently to the top researchers in the management disciplines.


Oliver's research has been published or is forthcoming in journals like Information System Research (ISR), Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Marketing (JM), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Electronic Markets (EM), Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) and in a number of proceedings (e.g. ICIS, ECIS, PACIS).

A list of all publications and conference contributions can be found here.


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Oliver Hinz

Secretary's office

Susanne Dressler-Mutz

S1|02 248

Hochschulstraße 1

64289 Darmstadt

phone: +49 6151-16 24449

fax: +49 6151-16 24447

Office hours

Mon., Tu., Th. 10:00 to 14:00 Uhr 





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