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Alexander Ljungqvist

Ira Rennert Professor of Finance, NYU
Director, Salomon Center
Research Associate, NBER
Research Fellow, CEPR

Phone: (212) 998-0304
Fax :  (212) 995-4220
Email:  aljungqv "at" stern.nyu.edu
Office: Salomon Center 9-59

44 West Fourth Street, Suite 9-160 
New York, NY 10012-1126


Alexander Ljungqvist holds the Ira Rennert Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship at New York University Stern School of Business, where he is the Director of the NYU Salomon Center. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, a Research Fellow of the  Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, a Founder and Senior Academic Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research in Singapore, and a Fellow of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm (IFN). 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 all leading scholarly journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. In 2011, he was honored with the Kauffman Prize Medal. The recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Ljungqvist teaches an MBA class in new venture financing, a PhD seminar 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.

Dr. Ljungqvist currently serves on the Nasdaq Listing Council, on the World Economic Forum's Council of Experts overseeing the "Alternative Investments 2020" project, and on the board of a European biotech company. Previously, he served on a World Economic Forum working group tasked with "Rethinking financial innovation" and on the UK Department for Business Panel of Experts overseeing the 2014 review of the UK equity markets. 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, and corporate strategy.