Speaking & Consulting

Academic Keynotes

  • 2017: The Tunisian Society for Financial Research (Tnuinisa)
  • 2017: The Oslo Summer Finance Workshop, Finance Market Fund (Norway)
  • 2017: Financial Management Association International, European Meetings, Lisbon (Portugal)
  • 2016: Australian National University, Summer Research Camp: Takeovers and Economic Efficiency
  • 2016: University of St. Andrews, (UK), Workshop on Empirical Approaches to Corporate Finance
  • 2015: City University of New York, Conference on Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation
  • 2014: Bristol-Manchester University Corporate Finance Conference, Bristol (UK)
  • 2013: University of Stavanger (Norway), Corporate Finance Conference
  • 2012: Rising Star Conference, Fordham University and NYU (New York)
  • 2012: European Financial Management Association, Merton Miller Seminar (Barcelona).
  • 2010: Northern Finance Association, Winnipeg (Canada),
  • 2008: French Finance Association Meetings, Lille (France)
  • 2007: Norwegian School of Economics, Conference on Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • 2007: University of Lille 2, Lille (France), Conference on the Market for Corporate Control Regulation   and Corporate Governance Issues
  • 2005: University of Exeter (UK), Conference on Mergers and Acquisitions, Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, December
  • 2005: City University of Hong Kong Corporate Finance and Governance Conference.
  • 2005: First European Winter Finance Conference, Norwegian School of Economics and the University of Vienna U.S. Congressional testimony
  • 2009: Congressional Testimony: “The Government as Active Shareholder” given to The Congressional Domestic Policy Subcommittee of The Oversight and Governance Reform Committee, U.S. Congress, December 16. Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1529010

Invited University Seminars

  • Australian National University
  • Baruch College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Cambridge University
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Concordia University
  • Edinburgh University
  • Emory University
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Helsinki School of Economics
  • Indiana University
  • London Business School
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McGill University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Norwegian School of Economics
  • Norwegian School of Management
  • Oxford University
  • Queen’s University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • Sabanci University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The University of Oslo
  • Tulane University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Bristol
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Gothenburg
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Lille
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Stavanger
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Washington
  • Vanderbilt University
  • York University

Presentations at Major Academic Conferences 

  • American Finance Association: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • European Finance Association: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Western Finance Association: 2004, 2007, 2010, 2015
  • Northern Finance Association: 1999, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2010
  • University of British Columbia Summer Finance Conference: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Society for Financial Studies (SFS) Finance Cavalcade: 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Financial Management Association: 2017, 2018
  • European Center for Corporate Control Studies: 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018

Boards

Academic Publications

Editor

  • 2003: Guest co-editor (one issue), Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 69, issue 1 (Tuck Symposium on Corporate Governance)
  • 1997-2003: Founding co-editor, European Finance Review (journal of the European Finance Association), (renamed Review of Finance in 2003)

Advisory Editor

  • 2009- : Handbooks in Financial Economics (World Scientific Publishers)
  • 2007- : Handbooks in Finance (North-Holland/Elsevier Handbook Series)

Associate Editor - current

  • 2006- : European Financial Management
  • 1998- : Finance India
  • 1994- : Journal of Corporate Finance

Associate Editor (past)

  • 2003-2010: Review of Finance
  • 2003-2015: Finance Research Letters
  • 1994-2016: Journal of Empirical Finance
  • 1992-2001: Review of Financial Studies
  • 1993-2000: Journal of Financial Research
  • 1990-1997: Financial Management
  • 1988-1996: Canadian Investment Review
  • 1987-1996: Journal of Economics and Business

Academic Associations

  • 2007-2010: Director, Financial Management Association
  • 2000: Member, Nominating Committee, American Finance Association
  • 2001: Member, Nominating Committee, Western Finance Association
  • 1996-1999: Director, European Finance Association
  • 1990- : Program Committees (annually) : Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, Financial Management Association, European Financial Management Association, Utah Winter Finance Conference.

Affiliations, research councils and business boards

  • 2010- : Affiliate, Analysis Group (Boston)
  • 2008- : Scientific Board, European Center for Corporate Control Studies, (France)
  • 2006- : Advisory Board, Center for Leadership and Governance, America’s Health Insurance
  • 2005-2010: Advisory Board, Financial Market Fund, Norwegian Research Council
  • 2005-2006: Corporate Governance Group, Norges Bank Investment Management
  • 2000- : Academic Council, Corporate Boardmember
  • 2000-2005: IndexSpar (equity index fund), Oslo, Norway, (fund merged)
  • 1997-1998: Chairman, Investment Committee of UNIFOR (University of Oslo Endowment)
  • 1996-2002: Director, Program on Economic Crime, Norwegian Research Council

Recent Expert Testimony

  • 2009: OffRig Drilling ASA v.  Polycrest AS. (Arbitration, Oslo, Norway)
  • 2010: Delta Invest AS m.fl. v. COSL Drilling Europe, 09-141977SKJ-GULA/AVD2 (Court of Appeals, Bergen, Norway)
  • 2010: Christian Fredrik Bjerke m.fl. v. Norsk Hydro ASA, 10-004240SKJ-BORG/02 (Court of Appeals, Oslo, Norway)
  • 2014: Awilco AS v. Staten/v Skatt Øst, 13-092072ASD-BORG/03 (Court of Appeals, Oslo, Norway)
  • 2016: Eksportfinans v. Staten v/Nærings- og Fiskeridepartementet (Arbitration, Oslo, Norway).