Karl Borch Lecture 2003
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 2003
The 2nd Karl Borch Lecture was given by Professor Oliver Hart, Harvard University, on the topic
Firms versus Contracts
The lecture was held at NHH on Thursday May 15 2003 (12.15-13.45 in Aud. E).
Please see the press release (in Norwegian) for further details. Slides are also available.
Professor Wilson also gave an additional lecture, in the Department's Seminar Series, on Friday May 16 2003, entitled Takeover Bids vs. Proxy Fights in Contests for Corporate Control.
|Karl Borch Lectures 2002-2016|
|Thursday 06.10.2016, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Andrew W. Lo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Thursday 03.09.2015, 12.15-13.45, Agnar Sandmo's Aud.||
Lasse Heje Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School
|Friday 24.05.2013, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
David M. Kreps, Stanford University
|Thursday 31.05.2012, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Eduardo Schwartz, University of California, Los Angeles
|Tuesday 23.08.2011, 13.10-14.20, Dag Coward's Aud.||
John Y. Campbell, Harvard University
|Friday 07.05.2010, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Christian Gollier, Toulouse 1 Capitole University
|Monday 08.06.2009, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Jacques Drèze, Université catholique de Louvain
|Friday 05.09.2008, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Mark Rubinstein, University of California, Berkeley
|Friday 08.06.2007, 12.15-13.45, Aud. E||
Hayne Leland, University of California, Berkeley
|Friday 12.05.2006, 12.15-13.45, Aud. C||
Stephen A. Ross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Friday 23.09.2005, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Michael Brennan, University of California, Los Angeles
|Friday 29.10.2004, 12.15-13.45, Finn E. Kydland's Aud.||
Robert Wilson, Stanford University
|Thursday 15.05.2003, 12.15-13.45, Aud. E||
Oliver Hart, Harvard University
|Friday 03.05.2002, 13.15-14.45, Aud. E||
Bengt Holmström, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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.
Oliver Hart is currently the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993.
Hart works mainly on contract theory, the theory of the firm, corporate finance, and law and economics. His research centers on the roles that ownership structure and contractual arrangements play in the governance and boundaries of corporations.
He has published a book (Firms, Contracts, and Financial Structure, Oxford University Press, 1995) and numerous journal articles. He has used his theoretical work on firms in two legal cases as a government expert (Black and Decker v. U.S.A. and WFC Holdings Corp. (Wells Fargo) v. U.S.A.).
He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and has several honorary degrees.
e has been president of the American Law and Economics Association and a vice president of the American Economic Association.