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Alexander Ljungqvist

Ira Rennert Professor of Finance, NYU
Director of Research, Berkley Center
Program Director, Salomon Center
Research Associate, NBER
Research Fellow, CEPR
Editor, Review of Financial Studies

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 of Finance and Entrepreneurship at New York University's Stern School of Business. He also serves as Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. His research interests include corporate finance, investment banking, IPOs, entrepreneurial finance, private equity, venture capital, corporate governance, and asset pricing. Dr. Ljungqvist is the recipient of various prizes and awards for his teaching and scholarship, including the 2011 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship and the 2009 Teaching Excellence Award from NYU. He teaches an MBA class in new venture financing, a PhD seminar in empirical corporate finance, and executive courses in venture capital, private equity, and investment banking.

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, where he held the Bankers Trust Fellowship, Dr. Ljungqvist joined NYU in 2000. He has held visiting appointments at Havard Business School, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, London Business School, the University of Sydney, Tokyo University, National University of Singapore, and Cambridge University, where he held the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Fellowship.

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 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. Over the past 20 years, he has consulted widely on private equity, corporate finance, regulatory economics, and corporate strategy.