PhD, Stanford University, 2005; MSc., Aarhus University, 1999; BSc., Aarhus University, 1997
Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity
Professor Sorensen conducts research in the areas of entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, and private equity and focuses on understanding the behavior, performance, and economic effects of venture capital and private equity in individual transactions and in the broader economy. His studies have investigated the risks, returns, and illiquidity inherent in venture capital, private equity, and other alternative investments; the effects of private equity and venture capital investments on individual companies and for industries; and the role of management in venture capital and buyout deals. His research has been presented at numerous universities and conferences, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, and BusinessWeek, and has been published in leading academic journals.
Referee: American Economic Review; Asian Development Review; Economic Journal; Econometrica; Economica; European Economic Review; Finance Research Letters; Financial Analysts Journal; Games and Economic Behavior; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Business & Economic Statistics; Journal of Business Venturing; Journal of CorporateFinance; Journal of Economics & Management Strategy; Journal of Empirical Finance; Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Financial Economics; Journal of Financial Intermediation; Journal of Financial Services Research; Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking; Journal of Political Economy; Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship; Management Science; National Science Foundation (and various other research grants); Quarterly Journal of Economics; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; RAND Journal of Economics; Research Policy; Review of Corporate Finance Studies; Review of Economic Studies; Review of Finance; Review of Financial Studies
Danish Finance Institute, 2019–20