Karl Borch Lecture 2008

Karl Borch Lecture 2008

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 2008

The 7th Karl Borch Lecture was given by Professor Mark Rubinstein, University of California, Berkeley, on the topic

Great Moments in Financial Economics: The Hidden History

The lecture was held at NHH on Friday September 5 2008 (12.15-13.45 in Karl Borch's Aud.).

Please see the press release (in Norwegian) for further details.

Professor Rubinstein also gave an additional lecture, in the Department's Seminar Series, on Monday September 8 2008, entitled Rational Markets: Yes or No? The Affirmative Case.

 

Karl Borch Lectures 2002-2016
Thursday 06.10.2016, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.

Andrew W. Lo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer?

Thursday 03.09.2015, 12.15-13.45, Agnar Sandmo's Aud.

Lasse Heje Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School

Efficiently Inefficient

Friday 24.05.2013, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.

David M. Kreps, Stanford University

Motivation versus Incentives

Thursday 31.05.2012, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.

Eduardo Schwartz, University of California, Los Angeles

The Real Options Approach to Valuation: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 23.08.2011, 13.10-14.20, Dag Coward's Aud.

John Y. Campbell, Harvard University

Investing and Spending: The Twin Challenges of Endowment Management

Friday 07.05.2010, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.

Christian Gollier, Toulouse 1 Capitole University

The economics of long term discounting

Monday 08.06.2009, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.

Jacques Drèze, Université catholique de Louvain

When Borch's Theorem does not apply: Some key implications of market incompleteness, with policy relevance today

Friday 05.09.2008, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.

Mark Rubinstein, University of California, Berkeley

Great Moments in Financial Economics: The Hidden History

Friday 08.06.2007, 12.15-13.45, Aud. E

Hayne Leland, University of California, Berkeley

The Optimal Financial Scope of the Firm

Friday 12.05.2006, 12.15-13.45, Aud. C

Stephen A. Ross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A Neoclassical Look at Behavioral Finance: A Tale of Two Anomalies

Friday 23.09.2005, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.

Michael Brennan, University of California, Los Angeles

Changing attitudes towards risk

Friday 29.10.2004, 12.15-13.45, Finn E. Kydland's Aud.

Robert Wilson, Stanford University

Risk Management in Liberalized Electricity Markets

Thursday 15.05.2003, 12.15-13.45, Aud. E

Oliver Hart, Harvard University

Firms versus Contracts

Friday 03.05.2002, 13.15-14.45, Aud. E

Bengt Holmström, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Liquidity and Insurance

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.

Mark Rubinstein

Mark Rubinstein is a Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

Professor Rubinstein is renowned for his work on the binomial options pricing model (also known as the Cox-Ross-Rubinstein model), as well as his early work on asset pricing in the 1970s.

His publications include the books Options Markets and Rubinstein on Derivatives, as well as more than 50 publications in leading finance and economic journals.

He has been an associate editor of several journals in these areas. In 1993, he served as President of the American Finance Association.

Many of Rubinstein's papers are frequently reprinted in survey publications, and he has won numerous prizes and awards for his research and writing on derivatives, including International Financial Engineer of the Year for 1995.

His current research concerns the history of the financial theory of investments, which was published in his book A History of the Theory of Investments (Wiley 2006).