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Per Strömberg studies venture capital and entrepreneurial finance, costs of bankruptcy and financial distress, and corporate finance and governance. Strömberg is the SSE Centennial Professor of Finance and Private Equity at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is a research affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a research fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. In addition, he is a member of the prize committee for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Strömberg's research has been acknowledged by the 2001, 2009, and 2014 Brattle Group Prizes for best corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Finance, the 2004 NASDAQ award for best paper on capital formation at the Western Finance Association meetings, the 2006 Researcher of the Year award at the Stockholm School of Economics, the JFI Stuart Greenbaum Prize for the most significant paper published in the Journal of Financial Intermediation in 2007, and the ECGI Standard Life Annual Finance Prize for best corporate governance paper in 2013. In 2011 he was awarded the Assar Lindbeck Medal, given bi-annually to an economist active in Sweden below the age of 45.

Strömberg’s teaching has been acknowledged with best teaching awards in the University of Chicago Booth European and/or Asian executive MBA programs in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the teacher of the year award at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2013.

Apart from his academic appointments, Dr. Strömberg is a board member of the Sixth AP Fund, a public pension fund focused on private equity investments.

Strömberg earned an MBA in finance from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1991. He earned a master's degree in industrial administration in 1993 and a PhD in finance in 1997, both from Carnegie Mellon University.

Research Interests

Corporate finance and governance; venture capital and entrepreneurial finance; private equity and leverage buyouts; costs of bankruptcy and financial distress.

Academic Areas

  • Finance

Selected Publications

Working Papers

2023 - 2024 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
34826 Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity 2024 (Summer)
35802 Financial Strategy 2024 (Winter)