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Professor Alexander Ljungqvist

Ira Rennert Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship
Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
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Alexander Ljungqvist, Ira Rennert Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
ECGI Research Associate (2002) :

Alexander Ljungqvist is the Ira Rennert Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at New York University's Stern School of Business, where he also serves as Director of Research of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and as the Director of the Program on Alternative Investments at the Salomon Center.

Prior to joining NYU in 2000, Dr. Ljungqvist taught at Oxford University and London Business School. He has held visiting appointments at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, LBS, and the University of Sydney, and he was recently named the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Fellow at Cambridge University.

Dr. Ljungqvist has served as Editor of the Review of Financial Studies since 2008; a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London since 2005; and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute in Brussels since 2002.

His primary research areas include corporate governance, financial intermediation, investment banking, initial public offerings, entrepreneurial finance and venture capital, and behavioral corporate finance. He has published widely on these topics in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Business.

Professor Ljungqvist graduated from Oxford University with a D.Phil. in Economics (1996), an M.A. (1995), and an M.Phil. in Economics (1994). He was an undergraduate at Lund University in Sweden, where he earned an M.Sc. in International Business (1992).

Research Interests
Behavioural corporate finance
Corporate governance
Entrepreneurial finance
Financial intermediation
Initial public offerings (IPOs)
Investment banking

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Activism, Strategic Trading, and Liquidity ECGI Finance Working Paper 497/2017 March 2017
Private Equity’s Unintended Dark Side: On the Economic Consequences of Excessive Delistings ECGI Finance Working Paper 458/2016 January 2016
Liquidity and Governance ECGI Finance Working Paper 388/2013 November 2013
Does the Stock Market Harm Investment Incentives? ECGI Finance Working Paper 282/2010 May 2010
Monitoring Managers: Does it Matter? ECGI Finance Working Paper 271/2010 January 2010
The Investment Behavior of Buyout Funds: Theory and Evidence ECGI Finance Working Paper 174/2007 June 2007

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