B. Espen Eckbo
TUCK CENTENNIAL PROFESSOR OF FINANCE
FOUNDING DIRECTOR, LINDENAUER CENTER FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Professor B. Espen Eckbo holds the Tuck Centennial Chair in Finance at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire 03755 (USA). He also directs Tuck's Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance, which he founded in 1999. He teaches advanced MBA courses in the areas of corporate finance, corporate takeovers, and international corporate governance.
Professor Eckbo received his PhD in finance from the University of Rochester (New York) in 1981. Prior to joining the Tuck School in 1998, he was a professor of finance at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) from 1981 to 1996, and he held the Gosta Olson Chair in Financial Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics from 1996-98. He has also held visiting professorships at UCLA and MIT, and he is an adjunct of the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration where he teaches a doctoral course in corporate finance on an intensive basis.
Professor Eckbo has published extensively in the areas of corporate finance, investment banking, and the market for corporate control. He is a recipient of the Batterymarch Fellowship and has received several outstanding-paper awards. He is a aesearch Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and a former fesearch Fellow of the Center for Research in Public Policy (CEPR). He is a frequent keynote and invited seminar speaker, and was recently called by the U.S. Congress to testify on issues concerning the government’s large equity ownership positions in companies rescued under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
In 2005, Professor Eckbo, a native of Norway, assisted the Norwegian Government Pension Fund - Global, one of the world's largest institutional shareholders in global equity markets, in designing its corporate governance principles and strategy. Today, this $450+ billion fund is partnering with Tuck’s Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance on a large-scale project investigating cross-border impediments to shareholder voting.
Eckbo, B. Espen (ed.), Corporate Takeovers: Modern Empirical Developments. Volume 2: Bidding Strategies, Financing, and Corporate Control, (Elsevier/Academic Press), 2010, (1050 pages).
Eckbo, B. Espen (ed.), Corporate Takeovers: Modern Empirical Developments. Volume 1: Valuation Estimates and Takeover Activity, (Elsevier/Academic Press), 2010, (850 pages).
Eckbo, B. Espen (ed.), Handbook of Corporate Finance: Empirical Corporate Finance, Volume 2, (Elsevier/North-Holland Handbook of Finance Series), 2008, (590 pages).
Eckbo, B. Espen (ed.), Handbook of Corporate Finance: Empirical Corporate Finance, Volume 1, (Elsevier/North-Holland Handbook of Finance Series), 2008, (550 pages).
On December 16, 2009, Espen Eckbo testified to the Congressional Domestic Oversight Subcommittee concerning the Government's exercise of its majority ownership stakes in TARP-rescued companies like AIG, GM, and Citigroup.
Click here to view his written testimony