Carsten Gero Bienz

Associate Professor Carsten Gero Bienz

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Centre for Corporate Finance CBE
Corporate Finance Venture Capital Private Equity


Carsten Bienz joined the Norwegian School of Economics in 2006 as an Assistant Professor. He became a tenured Associate Professor in 2009. Carsten holds a Diploma in Economics from Eberhardt Karls University Tübingen and a doctorate in Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to coming to NHH, he spent a year as a post-doc at the London School of Economics from 2005-2006. His research focuses on Private Equity, Venture Capital, Fixed Income, Financial Contracting and Compensation in the Finance Industry. 

Curriculum Vitae

Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Bienz, Carsten Gero; Hirsch, Julia The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contracts Review of Finance Volume 16 (1); page 157 - 195; 2012
Bienz, Carsten; Walz, Uwe Venture Capital Exit Rights Journal of Economics and Management Strategy Volume 19 (4); page 1071 - 1116; 2010
Bienz, Carsten Gero; Thorburn, Karin S.; Walz, Uwe Fund ownership, wealth, and risk-taking: Evidence on private equity managers Journal of Financial Intermediation Volume 54 (12 pages); 2023
Albuquerque de Sousa, Jose A.; Bersagel, Annie; Bienz, Carsten Gero; Mjøs, Aksel; Storaker, Marte Siri; Juillard Thompsen, Isabelle Bærekraft til hvilken pris? Praktisk økonomi & finans Volume 37 (2); page 129 - 139; 2021
Bienz, Carsten Gero; Knudsen, Eirik Sjåholm; Pohl, Walter; Belik, Ivan Artificial Intelligence and Data Regulations. Can stricter privacy laws provide a lifeline for European companies? Magma forskning og viten (8); page 55 - 62; 2019
Bienz, Carsten Gero; Gerasimova, Nataliya; Pohl, Walter Disintermediated Finance Magma forskning og viten (8); page 71 - 79; 2019
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Carsten Bienz teaches the following courses at the Masters level:

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Corporate Finance


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