The Center for Payment Studies is based in Munich and is part of the Research Center for Financial Services at the Steinbeis University Berlin. It has its focus on the payment markets. The research target of the Center for Payment Studies is to enhance payment transactions through academic studies. In the context of this research focus, several studies and papers have been published within the last few years. The Center for Payment studies is therefore supposed to build a bridge between the academic research and practically useful experiences. Directors of the institute are Professor Dr. Jens Kleine, Professor for financial services at the Steinbeis-University Berlin, and Professor Markus Venzin, Professor for strategic management at the university L. Bocconi in Milan. Furthermore the team consists of several research and graduate assistants.

Topics of special interest for the Center for Payment Studies are:

  • Development of payment markets in Europe

  • Mobile Payment

  • Cost of Cash

  • Innovations among payment transactions

  • SEPA

  • Consumer/ trader/ regulator/ service provider trends

  • Competitive analyses