Morten Sorensen

Associate Professor of Finance; Paul E. Raether T'73 Faculty Fellow


Professor Sørensen conducts research in the areas of entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, and private equity and focuses on understanding the behavior, performance, and economic effects of venture capital and private equity in individual transactions and in the broader economy. His studies have investigated the risks, returns, and illiquidity inherent in venture capital, private equity, and other alternative investments; the effects of private equity and venture capital investments on individual companies and for industries; and the role of management in venture capital and buyout deals. His research has been presented at numerous universities and conferences, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, and BusinessWeek, and has been published in leading academic journals.


Areas of Expertise  //

Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity

Current Research Topics  //

  • Risk and return of private equity investments
  • Optimal portfolio allocations to alternative investments
  • Management of private equity-owned companies




  • PhD, Stanford University, 2005
  • MSc., Aarhus University, 1999
  • BSc., Aarhus University, 1997