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Professor Karin Thorburn

Professor of Finance
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
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Karin Thorburn, Professor of Finance, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
ECGI Research Associate (2004) :

Professor Thorburn holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a PhD in financial economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. She was a faculty member at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, USA, from 1998-2009.

Her research focuses on takeovers, bankruptcy, IPOs, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, and environmentally responsible investing. Her work has been published in the top academic finance journals, including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Professor Thorburn is a director of the board of Nordea Bank Norge ASA and of the Norwegian Financial Markets Fund.

She is a Research Affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) in Brussels, a Research Fellow of the Center for Corporate Governance at the Tuck School, a member of the Academic Advisory Council to the U.S. Turnaround Management Association (TMA), a member of the scientific board of the European Center for Corporate Control Studies (ECCCS) in Lille, and associate editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance.

Research Interests
Corporate bankruptcy
Corporate governance
Corporate restructuring
Environmental economics

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Does Gender-Balancing the Board Reduce Firm Value? ECGI Finance Working Paper 463/2016 March 2016
Are Stock-Financed Takeovers Opportunistic? ECGI Finance Working Paper 393/2013 March 2017
Merger negotiations with stock market feedback ECGI Finance Working Paper 392/2013 November 2013
Public information and IPO underpricing ECGI Finance Working Paper 322/2011 December 2011
Voluntary Corporate Environmental Initiatives and Shareholder Wealth ECGI Finance Working Paper 200/2008 April 2008
Markup pricing and short-term toeholds in takeovers ECGI Finance Working Paper 199/2008 April 2008
The Toehold Puzzle ECGI Finance Working Paper 085/2005 May 2005
Bidding in Mandatory Bankruptcy Auctions: Theory and Evidence ECGI Finance Working Paper 068/2005 July 2004

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