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 individual financial decision-making. Professor Becker’s grant covers projects on contractual features of corporate debt, the measurement and reporting of credit risk, and the insolvency system. Among others, the projects involve collaborators Dong Yan and Ramin Baghai, both at the Stockholm School of Economics and Swedish House of Finance, and Jens Josephson, Stockholm University.