Sissel Jensen at the Department of Economics has been promoted to full professor at NHH. Ivar Kolstad at the Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law and Walter Pohl at the Department of Finance have also been promoted from associate professor to professor this spring.
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New article! Congratulations to B. Espen Eckbo and Michael Kisser on their new article in the Review of Finance. “Tradeoff theory and leverage dynamics of high-frequency debt issuers”
Espen Eckbo and Markus Lithell have received funding from the Norwegian Research Council for their project on benefit corporations.
New article! Congratulations to B. Espen Eckbo and Michael Kisser on their new article in the Review of Finance. “The Leverage-Profitability Puzzle Resurrected”
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?”
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”.
New article! Congratulations to Eric De Bodt, Muhammad Farooq Ahmad and Jarrad Harford on their new article in The Review of Financial Studies, "International Trade and the Propagation of Merger Waves"
New article! Congratulations to Darya Yuferova, Mathijs Van Dijk, Dominik Rösch, Richard Roll, Dion Bongaerts on their new article in Management Science, “Board gender-balancing and firm value"
New article! Congratulations to Espen Eckbo and Karin Thorburn on their new article in Management Science, “Board gender-balancing and firm value"
An expert group will examine how climate change, climate policy and the green transition may affect the Government Pension Fund Global. NHH finance professor Karin Thorburn is appointed member of the expert group.
Alexander W. Cappelen and Aksel Mjøs are among the members of the reference groups for the EU's new research and innovation programme Horizon Europe.
The business world is close to NHH’s master students in finance. “I believe there is a more learning outcome when students meet and present their work to representatives from business,” Finance Professor, Karin Thorburn.
On Wednesday 24 June 2020 Johan Mellberg will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Wednesday 3 June 2020 Loreta Rapushi will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The Norwegian Parliament recently approved a temporary new restructuring law to save businesses following the corona crisis. NHH Finance Professor Karin S Thorburn explains some reasons for and risks connected to the new law.
On Thursday 12 March 2020 Negar Ghanbari will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Businesses fight to attract candidates from NHH. A record-high 99 per cent of those who left NHH with a master’s degree in spring 2019 have found relevant work, shows NHH’s labour market survey.
Investors around the world are developing environmentally friendly solutions. The growth of green finance is accelerating at record speed. ‘They are now asking themselves how they can make the effects of their investments visible,’ says NHH researcher Carsten Bienz.
Four students from NHH won one of the world´s biggest business case competitions at Thammasat University in Thailand.
THE OCEAN deals with innovations and new collaborations within the sustainable use of ocean resources. `The conference provides a perfect meeting ground to discuss and develop new ideas´ says Linda Nøstbakken.
The more of a manager's wealth is tied to her fund, the less risk she takes and the smaller is each individual investment, according to a NHH study picked up by the «Institutional Investor», New York Times DealBook and other media.
New Working Paper by Associate Professor Carsten Bienz, Professor Karin S. Thorburn and Professor Uwe Walz.
On Friday 26 August 2019 Giovanni Bruno will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On Monday 3 June 2019 Xiaoyu Zhang will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Erna Solberg want workers to constantly update their skills in order to meet the labour market's need of expertise in the future. NHH believes ‘shopping for courses’ can be the solution.
Victoria Somdalen's engagement in the student association led to two international internships in the OECD and Innovation Norway. ‘NHH opens many doors both in Norway and abroad,’ she says.
With a job in finance in Denmark, Aleksandra Maria Kjemhus is going for an international career. The proportion of NHH graduates working abroad has increased by over 30 per cent in just two years.
In intense competition with female students from 14 other countries, NHH student Tiril Flørnes Støle won the title as the global "Corporate Finance Woman of the Year".
‘The finance sector cannot stay indifferent to the climate changes. PE companies must take a more active role in the development of an environmentally friendly planet,’ says financial researcher Carsten Bienz.
98.8 per cent of former NHH students have found relevant jobs. The majority are hired before completing their degree, a new candidate survey finds.
Foreign acquirers capture a larger share of the acquisition gains relative to local targets in acquisitions amid electoral uncertainty, according to Assistant Professor Kyeong Hun Lee.
Anita Huun asked author Jo Nesbø for help to land her first job after NHH. Fifteen years later, the roles have changed. Now she is responsible for securing author’s income.
On Monday 20 August 2018 Varun Verma will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The wisdom of the crowd in crowdfunding markets helps improve the decision making of the individuals, according to several studies. But is the crowd (really) wise?
With the help of fan donations, game developer Chris Roberts has raised USD 183 mill to develop the popular game Wing Commander. Now, more and more people in Norway are jumping onto the crowdfunding wave.
– The impact of informational technology is expected to radically restructure how finance is practiced, Walter Pohl says. On Friday 8 June NHH is hosting the 2018 Bergen FinTech Conference.
Research into higher education suggests that students learn best when they are actively participating, whether that be through focused listening, discussion, problem solving or explaining to others.
Kvinner velger bort yrker innen front-finans. Bare tre prosent av arbeidsstokken innen disse yrkene er kvinner.
On Thursday 22 March 2018 Erik Hetland Tvedt will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Researchers at the Centre for Corporate Finance receive 10 million NOK for their project «Incentives, access to capital, and innovation».
Who should manage Norway’s enormous oil wealth? Should Norway’s ‘Oil Fund’ be moved out of Norges Bank? Three NHH researchers outline possible solutions.
Nataliya Gerasimova has joined NHH and the Department of Finance in a tenure-track assistant professor position for seven years.
On Monday 25 September 2017 Raffaele Giuliana will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Finance researchers Michael Kisser and Kyeong Hun Lee are granted publication bonuses. Both have been accepted in highly prestigious journals.
Read new chronicle by Karin S. Thorburn and B. Espen Eckbo. In Norwegian.
On Monday 15 May 2017 Yun Tang will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Professor Karin Thorburn has been elected member of Society for Financial Studies council for the next two years.
Firms prefer to go public in periods when sentiment-driven investors are overly exuberant. In these periods, issuers can take advantage of overvaluations by setting offer prices above fundamental value.
Nils Friewald has been appointed full Professor of Finance at NHH. His research fields are empirical asset pricing and market microstructure.
‘How individuals react when their life expectancy is suddenly reduced can give us insight into how we make financial choices,' says Jens Sørlie Kværner, who recently defended his doctoral thesis at NHH.
On Tuesday 20 September 2016 Jens Sørlie Kværner will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The Master's students' Award for Excellence in Teaching 2016 goes to Associate Professor Francisco Santos for his efforts in the course FIE400E Investments.
High-frequency trading can be a shortcut to good trades on the stock exchange.
Last week NHH held Jan Mossin Memorial Symposium. The symposium, held every fifth year at NHH, is a tribute to former NHH Professor Jan Mossin.
The paper «Secondary Market Liquidity and Security Design: Theory and Evidence from ABS Markets» has been accepted for publication in Review of Financial Studies.
The paper «How Costly is Corporate Bankruptcy for the CEO?» has been published in Journal of Financial Economics.
Associate Professor Michael Kisser at NHH is on the editorial board of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.
On Monday 30 May 2016 Chunbo Liu will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
On 30 March, Thore Johnsen was interviewed for the article "Forbausende stille" ("Surprisingly quiet") about the lack of mergers and acquisitions following the downturn in the oil industry.
Aggressive attacks from a strong company can push a competitor out of the market. However, when the predator is about to get its prey, the weak company can survive if it has plenty of cash.
NHH Professor Karin Thorburn is awarded a teaching award at Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, for the autumn 2015.
The air transport agreement between the US and the EU on open skies between the continents is making investments shoot up. Americans are making more acquisitions and having greater success.