Congratulations Farzad Saidi – BSc Teacher of the Year

”Farzad has come very close to the students, care about and reach out to students in a way that goes far beyond the scopes of the course”, according to the students’ quotes. Congratulations! How does it feel to be so appreciated? The award came as an enormous surprise to me – but one of the […]

Skandia award to Annamaria Lusardi

Professor Annamaria Lusardi, George Washington University School of Business, has been awarded the Skandia award for her research on financial literacy. Annamaria Lusardi will visit Swedish House of Finance to receive the award and give a presentation of her research on 16 November.

Magnus Dahlquist to review Norway sovereign wealth fund

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group to assess Norges Banks management of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The group is comprised of professor Magnus Dahlquist at the Stockholm School of Economics and Swedish House of Finance and professor Bernt Arne Ødegaard at the University of Stavanger.   Their work is […]

Goodbye and good luck

PhD-student Valeri Sokolovski recently accepted an offer to start as Assistant Professor at HEC Montreal, Canada. Until his Canadian work permit is approved he is busy seeing his current projects in the field of international finance through to publication – and saying goodbye to colleagues at the Swedish House of Finance.   – I will most […]

It pays to be fee-conscious

”The costs for getting it wrong – investing in high-expense funds when close-to-identical low-expense funds are available – are large”. That is one conclusion in the working paper titled ”The Mutual Fund Fee Puzzle” by Michael Halling and his colleagues Michael J. Cooper, University of Utah and Wenhao Yang, University of South Carolina. The paper […]

Alexander Ljungqvist new Visiting Research Fellow

We are pleased to welcome Alexander Ljungqvist, the Ira Rennert Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the NYU Stern School of Business, as Visiting Research Fellow during the spring semester 2018.   While visiting, Alexander Ljungqvist will be working with Professor Paolo Sodini on a research project into “Herding in Financial Markets”, generously funded by the Jan Wallander & Tom Hedelius Foundation and the Tore […]

First prize to Farzad and Marcus

Congratulations to Farzad Saidi, Assistant Professor, and Marcus Opp, joining Swedish House of Finance in August as Associate Professor, for being awarded the Jensen Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of corporate finance and organizations for their paper ”Target revaluation after failed takeover attempts – cash […]

New Associate Professors

Congratulations Ramin Baghai, Daniel Metzger and Jungsuk Han for being granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professors. Best of luck in your research going forward!

Wallander grants to Paolo Sodini and Bo Becker

Congratulations Paolo Sodini and Bo Becker who have received Wallander grants for their research projects “Herding in Financial Markets” and “Corporate Credit, Bond Markets, Credit Ratings and Corporate Restructuring”, respectively. Professor Sodini’s project investigates the micro-foundations of herding, mimicking another investor’s financial decisions, with a focus on the effects of communication and social networks on […]