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Ljungqvist, Alexander


Alexander Ljungqvist is on leave from NYU Stern, having been appointed to the newly created Stefan Persson Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics in spring 2018. While at NYU, he held the Ira Rennert Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship and served as the Sidney Homer Director of the NYU Salomon Center. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, a Founder and Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research in Singapore, a Fellow of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm (IFN), a Co-Founder of the Nordic Initiative for Corporate Economics (NICE), and a former Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge. He has previously served as Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, a leading scholarly journal. 

Professor Ljungqvist’s research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, investment banking, IPOs, entrepreneurial finance, private equity, venture capital, and asset pricing. He has published articles in these areas in leading scholarly journals such as Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Accounting Research. In 2011, he was honored with the Kauffman Prize Medal. The recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Ljungqvist has taught an MBA class in new venture financing, PhD seminars in corporate finance, and executive courses in venture capital, private equity, and investment banking. He has previously taught at Harvard Business School, Oxford University (where he held the Bankers Trust Fellowship), Cambridge University (where he held the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Fellowship), and London Business School. 

Dr. Ljungqvist received an MSc in economics and business from Lund University in Sweden and his MA, MPhil, and DPhil degrees in economics from Nuffield College at Oxford University. After teaching for five years at Oxford University's Said Business School and Merton College, Dr. Ljungqvist joined NYU in 2000, and the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018. 

Dr. Ljungqvist currently serves on the Board of Directors of AP6, a pension fund focusing on alternative investments. He has previously served on the Nasdaq Listing Council, on the World Economic Forum's Council of Experts overseeing the "Alternative Investments 2020" project, on a World Economic Forum working group tasked with "Rethinking financial innovation", on the UK Department for Business Panel of Experts overseeing the 2014 review of the UK equity markets, and on the supervisory board of mAbxience SA, a European biosimilars company. In the 2000s, he designed alternative investment strategies for Deutsche Bank Securities and Deutsche Bank Asset Management. Over the past 20 years, he has consulted widely on private equity, corporate finance, regulatory economics, corporate strategy, and in high-profile litigation.