Faculty Profile

Øyvind Bøhren

Professor - Department of Finance

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Before joining BI in 1982, I served on the faculty of the Norwegian School of Economics. I spent one year as visiting faculty at the University of Washington, one year at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and several shorter periods at the Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona, the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. I have worked with a consulting firm in corporate strategy, with an investment bank, and as an expert witness. Over the period 2004-2009, I held the Stein Erik Hagen chair in private ownership. I have been in a 50% position at BI since September 1, 2016.

Research areas
My primary academic interests are corporate finance, corporate governance, and the philosophy of science. The major research efforts have been in capital budgeting, valuation effects of taxation, equity offerings, dividend policy, board composition, shareholder conflicts, and family firms. My research is published in outlets like the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, International Review of Law and Economics, European Finance Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Ethics, European Financial Management, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Economic Psychology, and Energy Economics. Currently, my research focus is on corporate governance. Most of my ongoing projects are linked to the Centre for Corporate Governance Research (CCGR), where I am the founding director. 

Teaching areas
I usually teach corporate finance, corporate governance, and valuation at the graduate and executive program levels. My special pedagogical interest at the moment is teaching that involves a textbook and a supporting web page. I find it challenging and rewarding to present my research to regulators and the business community. I have written two textbooks in corporate finance (2016 and 2017) and one textbook in corporate governance (2012).                                                         
Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
1978 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH Ph.D.
1976 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH Master of Science
1973 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH B.A.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2006 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Founding director, Centre for Corporate Governance Research (CCGR)
1985 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor of financial economics
2004 - 2009 BI Norwegian Business School Holder of the Stein Erik Hagen Chair for private ownership
1993 - 1996 BI Norwegian Business School Dean of Graduate Programs
1992 - 1993 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Visiting scholar
1983 - 1985 BI Norwegian Business School Associate professor, finance
1982 - 1983 BI Norwegian Business School Assistant professor, finance
1980 - 1982 Norwegian School of Economics Assistant professor, management
1979 - 1980 University of Washington Visiting scholar
1977 - 1980 Norwegian School of Economics Research associate, finance
1974 - 1976 Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) Research assistant, management