Faculty & Research

Per Stromberg

Adjunct Professor of Finance

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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 also a Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Director of the Institute of Financial Research in Stockholm (SIFR). He is also a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a research affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

Strömberg's research has been acknowledged by the 2001 and 2009 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, and the JFI Stuart Greenbaum Prize for the most significant paper published in the Journal of Financial Intermediation in 2007. He has also won the best teacher award in the University of Chicago Booth European executive MBA programs in 2004 and 2005, and was named “Professor of the year” by the Asia program in 2006.

Apart from his academic appointments, Dr. Strömberg is a scientific advisor to the Swedish Financial Supervision Authority (Finansinspektionen) and an independent board member of Conversus Capital L.P., a publicly listed portfolio of private equity funds.

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.


2013 - 2014 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35802 Financial Strategy 2014 (Spring)

Research Activities

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

"Conflicts of Interest and Market Illiquidity in Bankruptcy Auctions: Theory and Tests," Journal of Finance (2000).

With S. Kaplan, "Financial Contracting Theory Meets the Real World: An Empirical Analysis of Venture Capital Contracts," Review of Economic Studies (2003).

With S. Kaplan and B. Sensoy, "Should investors bet on the jockey or the horse? Evidence from the evolution of firms from early business plans to public companies," Journal of Finance (2010).

With U. Axelson and M. Weisbach, "Why are buyouts levered? The financial structure of private equity funds," Journal of Finance (2010).

With J. Lerner and M. Sorensen, "Private equity and long-run investment: The case of innovation," Journal of Finance (forthcoming).