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Ljungqvist, Alexander


Alexander Ljungqvist is the inaugural holder of the Stefan Persson Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. Before joining the School in spring 2018, he taught at New York University, Harvard Business School, London Business School, Oxford University (where he held the Bankers Trust Fellowship), and Cambridge University (where he held the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Fellowship). 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 range widely. He has made contributions in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate taxation, investment banking, IPOs, entrepreneurial finance, private equity, venture capital, asset pricing, market microstructure, innovation, patents, and labor economics. He has published more than 30 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, including 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 2019, he was appointed a Wallenberg Scholar and in 2011, he was honored with the Kauffman Prize Medal.

The recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Ljungqvist has taught MBA classes in valuation, entrepreneurial finance, and venture capital and private equity, PhD seminars in corporate finance, and executive courses in financial management, venture capital, private equity, and investment banking. He currently teaches a course on Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital that is open to SSE's masters students.

Dr. Ljungqvist currently serves on the Board of Directors of AP6, a Swedish public pension fund focusing on investments in venture capital and private equity. He has previously served as a securities market regulator via 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 25 years, he has consulted widely on private equity, corporate finance, regulatory economics, corporate strategy, and in high-profile litigation. 

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.