The Karl Borch Lecture Series

The Karl Borch Lecture Series

The Karl Borch Lecture is an annual lecture held by world-class scholars on a current research topic.

The Karl Borch Lecture Series was established in 2002 by the Department, in honor of Borch.
The lecture is on a current research topic and given by distinguished scholars, whose research capture the pioneering spirit of Karl Borch, but not necessarily his fields of research in a narrow sense.

The Karl Borch Lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF).

Karl Borch Lecture and symposium 2019

This year, it is one hundred years since the birth of Professor Karl Borch. On that occasion, we will together with the traditional lecture, have a symposium discussing sustainable investing.

This year’s Karl Borch lecturer will be Professor Annette Vissing-Jørgensen. She holds the Arno A. Rayner Chair in Finance and Management at Berkeley Haas. The title of her talk is “Monetary Policy Communication and the Stock Market”.

The keynote speaker at the symposium will be Nobel prize winner and former Karl Borch lecturer Professor Oliver Hart. He will present his paper written together with Professor Luigi Zingales:”Companies Should Maximize Shareholder Welfare Not Market Value”.

Thereafter, Deputy General from Bank of Norway Egil Matsen, will present how the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund (the Oil Fund) think about sustainable investing.

Finally, there will be a panel discussion headed by Martin Skancke. He has broad international experience from asset management and sustainable investing.

 

Programme
10.15-11.30: The 17th Karl Borch Lecture
(Aud. A)

Professor Annette Vissing-Jørgensen

Monetary Policy Communication and the Stock Market

11.30-12.30

Lunch (by invitation)

In the Jebsen Centre

12.30-13.30: Karl Borch Anniversary Lecture
(Aud. A)

Nobel prize winner Oliver Hart

Companies Should Maximize Shareholder Welfare Not Market Value

13.30-13.45

Coffee

13.45-14.15
(Aud. A)

Deputy Governor Egil Matsen

The Oil Fund and sustainable investments

14.15-15.00: Panel discussion
(Aud. A)

Martin Skancke

 

Karl Borch Lectures 2002-2018

 

Karl H. Borch

Karl H. Borch
Karl H. Borch

Karl H. Borch was a professor at NHH between 1963 and 1986, and is considered one of the founders of economics of uncertainty, counting 150 scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings, and three books.

Annette Vissing-Jørgensen

Annette Vissing-Jørgensen http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/vissing/
Annette Vissing-Jørgensen

Professor Annette Vissing-Jørgensen - the Arno A. Rayner Chair in Finance and Management at Berkeley Haas

Oliver Hart

 

Oliver Hart https://scholar.harvard.edu/hart/
Oliver Hart

Nobel prize winner Oliver Hart - the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University