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SSE recruits internationally renowned professor

Pressmeddelande   •   Mar 05, 2018 08:00 CET

Professor Alexander Ljungqvist

Alexander Ljungqvist, an internationally renowned professor specializing in corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and capital markets research, has been recruited to the Stockholm School of Economics and appointed to the Stefan Persson Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Finance.

Alexander Ljungqvist most recently held the Ira Rennert Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he also served as the Sidney Homer Director of the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. He has previously taught at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard Business School, and London Business School. Alexander is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston, the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm.

“We are very pleased to be able to welcome such a fantastic international star as Alexander Ljungqvist, who is leaving the Stern School in New York to join us at SSE. Alexander is a highly-published expert in entrepreneurial finance and will serve as a link between our innovation research and our world-leading research in finance,” says Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics.

At SSE, Alexander Ljungqvist will be working at the Swedish House of Finance, where he plans to study the Swedish and global economies from a financial perspective with support from, among others, the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation and the Bank of Sweden’s Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond).

“In the 25 years that I have lived abroad, Sweden has undergone many interesting changes,” says Alexander Ljungqvist. “These include the emergence of Stockholm as a European hub for startups, innovation in financial markets, and significant changes to the pension system. I look forward to contributing to Sweden’s continued economic success through my research, teaching, and involvement in the economic debate. The Stockholm School of Economics offers me an excellent platform for doing so.”

Alexander Ljungqvist’s research interests currently include private equity, venture capital, stock market listings, privately held firms, corporate governance, and corporate taxation. He has published award-winning articles on a wide range of topics in finance, economics, and accounting in the world’s leading scholarly journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Accounting Research. Between 2008 and 2014, he was editor of the Review of Financial Studies.

Alexander Ljungqvist served two terms on the Nasdaq Listing Council and one term on the board of a European biotech startup. On behalf of the World Economic Forum, he served on the Council of Experts supervising the project “Alternative Investments 2020” and was involved in the working group for the project “Rethinking Financial Innovation”.

For further information, please contact:

Hanna Flodmark, Communication and Marketing Manager,
Stockholm School of Economics, 070-689 90 15

The Stockholm School of Economics is rated as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Our programs are developed in close cooperation with the business and research communities, providing graduates substantial potential to attain leading positions in companies and other organizations. 

The School is accredited by EQUIS, certifying that all of its principal activities – teaching as well as research – maintain the highest international standards. The Stockholm School of Economics is also the only Swedish member institution of CEMS and PIM, which are collaborations between top business schools worldwide, contributing to the level of quality for our school is known.

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