Biography

Per Strömberg is the SSE Centennial Professor of Finance and Private Equity at the Stockholm School of Economics. Starting December 2011, he is the director of the Swedish House of Finance (SHOF), a new Swedish national center for financial research, which is a cooperation between SIFR, the Stockholm School of Economics, and Vinnova. Strömberg joined SIFR in 2004 as a Senior Research Fellow and was director of SIFR between 2008 and 2011. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth 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 work has been published in Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial Intermediation and has been presented at numerous conferences and universities. His research was been twice awarded with the Brattle Group Prize for best corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Finance in 2001 and 2009, and the 2007 Stuart Greenbaum Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Intermediation. In 2006 he was received the “Researcher of the Year” award at the Stockholm School of Economics, and in 2012 he received the Assar Lindbeck Medal, given every other year to a Swedish economist below the age of 45.

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 the course in “Cases in Financial Strategy” for the University of Chicago Booth 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 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. and Vice Chairman of the board of the Sixth Swedish AP Fund.

Academic Publications

Selected Working Papers

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