Faculty Profile

Janis Berzins

Associate Professor - Department of Finance

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(Current research information system in Norway)


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I have worked for BI since 2006. I joined BI after graduating from Indiana University Finance Department. In past, I have worked on a consulting project with SEC, as a sales manager, hotel manager, and accountant.

Research areas
My interests are in Portfolio Management, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Finance. Under portfolio management, I am interested in strategy and performance attribution and information processing in mutual fund and institutional money management complexes. I am particularly interested in corporate finance and governance issues of nonlisted firms. I work on projects that examine issues such as the resolution of agency issues in private firms via dividend policy and the link how individual liquidity needs affect real firm development.

Teaching areas
I have taught Managerial Accounting (MBA), Investment (undergraduate), Market Microstructure (undergraduate), International Finance (undergraduate, graduate, MBA, excecutive MBA), Basic Financial Management (undergraduate), Financial Intermediation and Banking (graduate). I am interested in integrating case-based teaching in otherwise regular courses.
Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2006 Indiana University Ph.D.
2003 Kelley School of Business Master
1999 SUNY Buffalo M.A.
1999 SUNY Buffalo M.B.A.
1996 SUNY Buffalo B.S.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2008 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2006 - 2008 BI Norwegian Business School Assistant Professor
1996 - 1999 University Guest Quarters- hotel for university academic visitors, SUNY-Buffalo Manager
1993 - 1994 "Latvia Tours"- the leading Latvian travel agency Sales manager
1992 - 1993 "Krumu Ezis"- a puppet theater Manager and accountant