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Morten Sorensen

Associate Professor of Finance; Paul E. Raether T'73 Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity


Entrepreneurial Finance


PhD, Stanford University, 2005; MSc., Aarhus University, 1999; BSc., Aarhus University, 1997


Morten Sorensen’s research is in the areas of private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, and executive personality and characteristics; he studies economic behavior and financial performance in private markets, in individual transactions and in the role of private markets in the economy. Morten has presented his research at numerous universities and conferences and published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, the Economist, Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNBC,and Bloomberg. In addition to his faculty positions, he is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; he has advised PhD students, worked with numerous companies, and served as an expert in litigation involving mortgage lenders, private companies, and private equity firms. Morten grew up in Denmark and relocated to the United States; he lives with his wife, two daughters, a dog, and a cat in Hanover, NH.