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Professor Per Strömberg

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Per Strömberg, Director, Institute for Financial Research (SIFR)
ECGI Fellow (2012) : ECGI Research Associate (2002) :

From July 1, 2008, Per Strömberg is the Director of the Institute for Financial Research (SIFR). Strömberg joined SIFR in 2004 as a Senior Research Fellow. He is also a Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, and Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and holds an MBA (civilekonom) from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Dr Strömberg's research has primarily focused on the two areas of bankruptcy and private equity finance. His research has been awarded with the 2001 Brattle Prize for best corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Finance and the 2007 Stuart Greenbaum Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Intermediation. In 2006 he received the “Researcher of the Year” award (“Partnerprogrammets Forskarpris”) at the Stockholm School of Economics.

At the Stockholm School of Economics, Dr. Strömberg teaches the elective class in “Venture Capital and Private Equity.” Between 1997 and 2004, Dr Strömberg was a faculty member at the University of Chicago, where he taught the MBA case course in financial management as well as co-taught the PhD course in corporate finance. He still teaches corporate finance in the University of Chicago GSB international executive MBA programs, where he won best teacher awards in the European executive MBA program in 2004 and 2005, and was chosen as “Professor of the Year” by the Asia executive MBA class in 2006.

He is a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a research affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). He is also an independent board member of Conversus Capital, L.P.

Research Interests
Corporate finance
Corporate governance
Costs of bankruptcy and financial distress
Entrepreneurial finance
Venture capital

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Fiduciary Duties and Equity-Debtholder Conflicts ECGI Finance Working Paper 330/2012 March 2012 Winner of the 2013 Standard Life Investments Finance Prize (Best paper in the Finance Working Paper series)
Borrow Cheap, Buy High? The Determinants of Leverage and Pricing in Buyouts ECGI Finance Working Paper 329/2012 March 2012

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