B. Espen Eckbo, born in Norway, is the Tuck Centennial Professor
of Finance and founding director for the Center for Corporate
Governance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He received
his Ph.D at the University of Rochester (USA) in 1981 and was
Professor of Finance at the University of British Columbia (Canada)
from 1981 to 1996. He held chaired professorships at the Norwegian
School of Management, 1993-94, and at the Stockholm School of
Economics, 1996-1998, and he has been a visiting professor at
MIT, UCLA, INSEAD, Vanderbilt University, and the Norwegian School
of Economics. He is currently a fellow of the Center For Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London.
He received the prestigious Batterymarch Fellowship in 1987, and
has been awarded large competitive research grants from various
national research councils. Professor Eckbo conducts research
in corporate finance and capital markets, with emphasis on investment
banking, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and portfolio
management and performance evaluation. He publishes regularly
in top finance journals, and is a founding co-editor of the European
Finance Review, the journal of the European Finance Association.
He is currently a director the Norwegian Research Council, and
a former director of the European Finance Association and the
American Financial Management Association.
Dr. Eckbo's business experience includes performing contract
research for U.S., Canadian and Norwegian government agencies;
serving as expert witness in cases involving corporate governance
and insider trading issues. He chaired the investment committee
of the University of Oslo's endowment fund 1997-1998, and he has
been an advisor to the to the trade association of the largest
mutual funds in Norway. He is currently a member of the board
of directors of an index fund in Oslo.