Øyvind Thomassen: It is allways the rich people, those with the biggest possessions of shares and property, who are saved by the central banks.
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On Friday 24 September 2021 Stig Roar Haukø Lundeby will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
Knut K. Aase and Petter Bjerksund: The optimal spending rate from the fund is significantly less than the fund’s expected real rate of return. The optimal spending rate ensures that the fund will last “forever”, but spending the expected return (following the fiscal rule, "handlingsregelen") will deplete the fund with probability one.
On 16 September 2021 Olav Syrstad will hold two trial lectures and on Friday 17 September he will defend his thesis for the Dr. Philos. degree at NHH.
ESG reporting is crucial, in order to make real progress towards a sustainable future. Hussnain Bashir and Ibrahim Pelja are therefore starting a new master´s course. `The most important element of the course being that companies need to be transparent and honest´, Bashir says.
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.
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.
Petter Bjerksund: Has the Labour Party thought that, once again, it should be profitable to convert earned income into capital income? Or does the party intend to increase the dividend tax by 2,3 percentage points?
Gunnar S. Eskeland and Jens Sørlie Kværner: Finance is a game between people trying to fool each other, but finance is also an advanced machine that decides where the capital flows. The question is whether finance really can starve "sinful" activities on capital.
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.
Guttorm Schjelderup: Users of tax havens claim to do nothing wrong and that they want to avoid double taxation, but the legal users legitimate and support a system with great damaging effects.
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.
Women make up only 28 per cent of executive management positions in banking and finance, according to a report from the Finance Sector Union of Norway. NHH wants to change this.
What is the true role of corporate stakeholders? Tuck finance professor B. Espen Eckbo debunks five myths about the U.S. corporate governance system.
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.
On Thursday 14 November 2019 Håvard Huse will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Petter Bjerksund and Trond M. Døskeland: By keeping the spending of oil money on todays level, we deceive the next generation of a third of the legacy. Spending should almost be halved.
Petter Bjerksund: We do not have to sell oil stocks to reduce the oil risk. The Government Pension Fund Global could rather issue a bond where the "interests" reflect the oil price.
The 16th lecture in memory of NHH Professor Karl Borch, scheduled for September 20, will be held by Robert C. Merton.
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.
Kvinner velger bort yrker innen front-finans. Bare tre prosent av arbeidsstokken innen disse yrkene er kvinner.
Dirk Schindler and Trond M. Døskeland have been promoted to full professors at NHH.
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.
There is an ongoing struggle to get access to and use personal data. Personal data has become extremely powerful. This is also a hot topic at the FIBE Conference this week.
Read the most popular December stories on NHH Bulletin. News and research from Norwegian School of Economics.
On Friday 15 December 2017 Hilde Kinserdal will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend her thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
NHH researchers are about to conduct an extensive study of the transformation taking place in the audit sector. The Research Council of Norway has granted the project NOK 10 million to study this digital revolution.
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.
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.
As many as 26 new PhD research scholars from all over the world have taken up their studies at NHH since last winter, the majority of them starting these days.
Professor Knut Aase has been awarded two prestigious academic prizes in 2017 for two papers on life insurance and pension contracts.
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.
What happens when a risk-averse principal delegates the management of a firm to a risk-averse agent and offers the agent a long-term contract with full commitment?
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.
On Wednesday January 11 Nikhil Atreya will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Titles such as "Sir" or "Dame" are so alluring for CEOs that they willingly sacrifice corporate profits.
Finn E. Kydland believes that a predictable financial policy rather than monetary policy is crucial to improving productivity in the eurozone: "To me, a capital buffer seems unnecessary", he says.
On Thursday 14 August 2014 Tor Åge Myklebust will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH with the title «Corporate Credit- and Energy Risk: Performance Sensitive Debt and Quanto Options».
Funding from both local and international venture capitalists ensures entrepreneur companies' viability, particularly in developing countries with growing economies. This is shown by the research conducted by the FIBE prize winner Tyler Hull.
Lightning-fast share trading by stock trading robots is increasing strongly on the world's stock exchanges. Now, Professor of Finance Terje Lensberg believes it is time to consider the socio-economic costs of a millisecond.
Too much wealth makes entrepreneurs fat and content. In a new study of Norwegian entrepreneurs, researchers find that profits increase most for the entrepreneurs with least capital.
NHH has appointed ten new honorary doctors in connection with the anniversary. Thursday 8 September will be a historic day, as all the doctors will be gathered for the first time for a symposium at NHH. All students and staff at NHH will have an opportunity to attend lectures by Nobel laureate Finn E Kydland and the other honorary doctors.
What happens when one of the USA's largest investment banks goes bankrupt?