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Expert in Corporate Finance

Expert ID: 729156 United Kingdom

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Expert has extensive teaching, research and consulting experience in corporate finance, including areas such as capital structure decisions, capital raising including Initial Public Offerings, takeover bidding processes, corporate governance, securities fraud, and executive compensation.

Expert has published several finance articles in the leading scientific journals (including the Journal of Finance). He has teaching experience at all levels, including executive education. He has acted as consultant for government agencies and for several listed and non-listed companies.

Expert's strenghts are general knowledge, analytical and communication skills. Although superficially familiar with several industries, including banking, finance, raw materials and energy, he does not possess in-depth knowledge of any particular industry.

Helping the board of a Norwegian listed company to sort issues regarding the company's capital structure and the board's relation to the company's management. This work included discussing both capital structure and corporate governance issues. Issues concerning possible takeover attempts were also discussed. His help culiminated with a 10-page report.Presentation and report for a Norwegian hedge fund. Content confidential.Participated in the defense of an investor that had been litigated by his investment bank in Eastern Asia. The case included mainly issues concerning securities fraud but also issues concerning the responsibilities and limits to such for investment banks.Various reports for government agencies.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1998 Degree: PhD Subject: Economics Institution: Norwegian School of Economics and Business
Year: 1993 Degree: MSc Subject: Economics Institution: London School of Economics
Year: 1992 Degree: BSc Subject: Economics, Mathematics, Political Science Institution: University of Bergen
Year: 1994 Degree: MPhil Subject: Economics Institution: University of Oslo

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: SIRE Professor of Economics and Finance Department: School of Economics, Finance and Management Responsibilities: He holds the Scottish Institute of Research in Economics chair at the University of Aberdeen. Obligations include research, teaching, supervision and administration.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Employer: Massachussetts Institute of Technology Title: Visiting Associate Professor Department: Sloan School of Business Responsibilities:
Years: 2000 to 2008 Employer: Norwegian School of Economics and Finance Title: Professor Department: Department of Finance and Management Science Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Economic Association
Publications and Patents Summary
About 15 publications, including 5 in the top Economics/Finance/Management journals. About 400 citations recorded in Google Scholar.

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