Karin S. Thorburn is Research Chair Professor of Finance at NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Adjunct Full Professor of Finance at The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, and Visiting Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Dartmouth College. Prior to joining NHH in 2009, she was a full-time faculty member at Tuck for 11 years.
Thorburn’s research focuses on M&A, credit, bankruptcy, IPOs, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. She regularly publishes in the top academic journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
Thorburn is a Council member of the Society for Financial Research, a Research Associate of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, a Research Affiliate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) in Brussels, and a former director of the Executive Committee of the European Finance Association. She is a Director of the Board of Maritime & Merchant Bank ASA, Global LNG Services AS, SEB Investment Management AB, and Falck Advisory AS. In 2016, she served on a committee appointed by the Norwegian government to assess the portfolio allocation of the $1 trillion Government Pension Fund Global. Thorburn holds a PhD in financial economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Faculty webpage at the Wharton School
Faculty webpage at the Tuck School