Department of Finance
The department of finance has an international faculty, which does research in all major areas of finance and publishes regularly in the top academic journals.
We have weekly seminars with invited top scholars and a brown bag series for discussion of research ideas. The finance courses attract a large number of students and our faculty members are in high demand as experts in a variety of contexts.
Espen Eckbo and Markus Lithell have received funding from the Norwegian Research Council for their project on benefit corporations. The main purpose of this research project is to analyze the growing use of so-called benefit corporations (B Corps) in funding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments globally and with a particular focus on Scandinavia.
The Leverage-Profitability Puzzle Resurrected
New article! Congratulations to B. Espen Eckbo and Michael Kisser on their new article in the Review of Finance. “The Leverage-Profitability Puzzle Resurrected”
Does customer base structure influence managerial risk-taking incentives?
New article! Congratulations to Xunhua Su, Jie Chen, Xuan Tian and Bin Xu on their new article in the Journal of Financial Economics. “Does customer base structure influence managerial risk-taking incentives?”
Asset pricing with heterogeneous agents and long-run risk
New article! Congratulations to Walter Pohl, Karl Schmedders, and Ole Wilms on their new article in the Journal of Financial Economics. “Asset pricing with heterogeneous agents and long-run risk”.