Bjorn Espen Eckbo

Tuck Centennial Professor of Finance


Bjorn Espen Eckbo is the Tuck Centennial Professor of Finance. He studies corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on transactions in the market for corporate control (M&As and corporate restructurings), how firms raise capital to fund investments, capital structure choice, and issues in international corporate governance. Eckbo also currently serves as a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute and served as founding director of Tuck’s Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance from 1999 through 2020. He teaches MBA electives in corporate finance and corporate takeovers at Tuck and a PhD course on corporate finance at the Norwegian School of Economics, where, in 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate. He is the recipient of the prestigious Batterymarch Fellowship in 1987 and numerous awards for his research publications. Before joining the Tuck faculty in 1998, Eckbo was a faculty member at the University of British Columbia (1981–1996) and at the Stockholm School of Economics (1996–98). In 2022, Woxsen University (Hyderabad, India) honored Eckbo by establishing the Bjorn Espen Eckbo Professorship in Corporate Finance.


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Professor Eckbo Receives Honorary Doctorate from the Norwegian School of Economics  //

Professor Eckbo joined a list of Nobel laureates and internationally renowned economists when he received an honorary doctorate from the Norwegian School of Economics. Read more

Finance question answered: Does Board Gender Balancing Affect Firm Value?  //

Seven of Tuck’s finance faculty answer questions from their research and experience. Read more

Corporate Governance: 5 Myths, 5 Realities  //

What is the true role of corporate stakeholders? Tuck finance professor B. Espen Eckbo debunks five myths about the U.S. corporate governance system. Read more





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