Faculty Directory

Bjorn Espen Eckbo

Tuck Centennial Professor of Finance

Areas of Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Raising Capital, Corporate Leverage Policy, Antitrust and Industrial Competition, Performance Econometrics , Corporate Governance


Corporate Finance and Shareholder Activism; Research to Practice: Corporate Takeovers


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


Bjorn Espen Eckbo is the Tuck Centennial Professor of Finance. He studies corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on transactions in the market for corporate control (M&As and corporate restructurings), how firms raise capital to fund investments, capital structure choice, and issues in international corporate governance. Eckbo also currently serves as a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute and served as founding director of Tuck’s Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance from 1999 through 2020. He teaches MBA electives in corporate finance and corporate takeovers at Tuck and a PhD course on corporate finance at the Norwegian School of Economics, where, in 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate. He is the recipient of the prestigious Batterymarch Fellowship in 1987 and numerous awards for his research publications. Before joining the Tuck faculty in 1998, Eckbo was a faculty member at the University of British Columbia (1981–1996) and at the Stockholm School of Economics (1996–98). In 2022, Woxsen University (Hyderabad, India) honored Eckbo by establishing the Bjorn Espen Eckbo Professorship in Corporate Finance.