Karl Borch Lecture 2002

Karl Borch Lecture 2002

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 2002

The Inaugural Karl Borch Lecture was given by Professor Bengt Holmström, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on the topic

Liquidity and Insurance

The lecture was held at NHH on Friday May 3 2002 (13.15-14.45 in Aud. E).

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

Professor Holmström also gave an additional lecture, in the Department's Seminar Series, on Thursday May 2 2002, entitled Vision and Firm Scope.


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.

Bengt Holmström

Bengt Holmström is the Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also was head of the Economics Department from 2003-2006. He holds a joint appointment with MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society and the American Finance Association, and an elected foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the executive committee for the Center of Economic Policy Research. In 2011, he served as President of the Econometric Society.

Holmström is a microeconomic theorist, best known for his research on the theory of contracting and incentives especially as applied to the theory of the firm, to corporate governance and to liquidity problems in financial crises.

He holds honorary doctorate degrees from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, and the Hanken School of Economics in Finland. Most recently he was awarded the 2012 Banque de France-TSE Senior Prize in Monetary Economics and Finance, the 2013 Stephen A. Ross Prize in Financial Economics and the 2013 Chicago Mercantile Exchange – MSRI Prize for Innovative Quantitative Applications.