Faculty Directory

B. Espen Eckbo

Tuck Centennial Professor of Finance
Founding Director, Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance





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PhD, University of Rochester, 1981; MSc, University of Rochester, 1980; MSc, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, 1977; BSc, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, 1975

Areas of Expertise

Finance, economics, industrial organization, governance

Current Research Topics

  • Investment banking
  • Takeovers
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate governance
  • Liquidity risk

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 1998–present
  • Visiting Professor, MIT, 2001
  • Gösta Olson Professor of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, 1996–98
  • Finn Øyen Professor of Finance, Norwegian School of Management, 1993–94
  • Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985–86
  • Professor of Finance, University of British Columbia, 1981–96

Board memberships

  • Academic Director, Financial Management Association, 2007–present
  • IndexSpar, 2000–05; Center for Leadership in Government, America’s Health Insurance Plans, 2006–present
  • Investment Committee, UNIFOR, 1997–98
  • Norwegian National Research Council, 1996–2001

Editorial positions

  • Advisory Editor, Handbooks in Finance, 2007–present
  • Associate Editor, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Review of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, 1998–2002
  • Guest Co-Editor, Journal of Financial Economics, 69(1)
  • Founding Co-Editor, European Finance Review, 1997–2003

Working Papers


  • Honorary Doctoral Degree (Docteur Honoris Causa), Norwegian School of Economics, 2011
  • Best paper, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2009
  • Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan Prize for best paper, Review of Financial Studies, 2000
  • Nominee, Smith-Breeden Prize for best paper, Journal of Finance, 1998
  • Harry Johnson Prize for best paper, Canadian Journal of Economics, 1987
  • Batterymarch Fellowship, 1987

Selected Publications