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Robert G. Hansen

Norman W. Martin 1925 Professor of Business Administration





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PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1984; MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982; BS, Northern Michigan University, 1979

Areas of Expertise

Economics, finance, public policy and management


Robert Hansen interests include the interrelationship among economics and finance and social institutions. In addition to the core course Managerial Economics, he teaches the electives Forces of Change in Global Economy and Economics of the Credit Crisis, one of the school’s research-to-practice seminars.

Current Research Topics

  • Role of syndication in industries such as investment banking and construction
  • Auctions in finance
  • General auction performance
  • Social institutions and equilibrium

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 1983–present
  • Faculty Director, Center for Business & Society (formerly the Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship), 2004–2015, Senior Associate Dean, 2000–2015, Associate Dean of Faculty, 1998–2000, Associate Dean for the MBA Program, 1995–98, Tuck School

Nonacademic positions

  • Consultant/Manager, LEK Partnership, 1988–90

Board memberships

  • Bonnie CLAC
  • Advisory board, LEK Consulting, 1998–2000

Selected Publications

  • With S. Dasgupta, "Auctions in Corporate Finance," in Handbook of Empirical Corporate Finance, North-Holland Publishing, 2006
  • "Megafirms," North Carolina Law Review, 2001
  • "Auctions of Companies," Economic Inquiry, 2000
  • "The Efficiency of Sharing Liability for Hazardous Waste: Effects of Uncertainty over Damages," International Review of Law and Economics, March 1999
  • "Auctions in Bankruptcy: Theoretical Analyses and Practical Guidance," International Review of Law and Economics, June 1998