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B. Espen Eckbo

Tuck Centennial Chair of Finance;
Founder, Lindenauer Forum for Governance Research





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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


Advanced Corporate Finance and Governance; Research to Practice: Corporate Takeovers


B. Espen Eckbo is Faculty Director of Tuck's Lindenauer Forum for Governance Research, which he founded in 1999. He teaches advanced MBA courses in the areas of corporate finance, corporate takeovers and international corporate governance.

Current Research Topics

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

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 1998–present
  • Adjunct Professor, Norwegian School of Economics, 1990–2011, 2016–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, 2007–2010
  • 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 (since renamed Review of Finance)1997–2003


  • 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 (awarded in a worldwide competition to young, untenured finance scholars), 1987

Working Papers

Selected Publications