Bo Becker is the Gösta Olsson Professor in the Department of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. His research is on corporate finance. Recent topics include corporate credit markets, bank lending, credit ratings and restructuring. His research has been published in top academic such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. Professor Becker has been awarded several prizes and grants, including the Standard Life Prize for best paper in the ECGI Finance WP series, the Nordea Price for Best Corporate Finance Paper at the European Finance Association's annual meeting and the Lamfalussy Research Fellowship from the European Central Bank.
Professor Becker holds a masters degree from the Stockholm School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He previously worked at the University of Illinois and at Harvard Business School. Professor Becker serves as an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science and Financial Management, is a Research Fellow of Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR
), a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI
). He has served on the board of directors of the Swedish National Debt Office and was previously a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER