Department of Finance

The Department of Finance has a strong international orientation, with faculty from leading schools in finance and economics. Our research is published in top journals and covers all areas of finance.

The department is ranked 10th in Europe, and 2nd in the Nordic countries, based on top-finance publications 2013-2017 (U of Texas Dallas rankings). BI hosted the European Finance Association (EFA) Annual Meeting in 2016 and in 1996.

Faculty actively participates in international scientific conferences and invited seminars at universities around the world. The department runs an active weekly research seminar series with academics from the worlds' top schools. 

Head of Department

Richard Priestley

Department of Finance


Eli J. Christensen
Head of Administration

Administration: +47 46 41 00 61

BI Norwegian Business School
Nydalsveien 37
N-0484 Oslo

Switchboard: +47 46 41 00 00

  • Thursday, 01 November 2018 -

    BI MSc in Finance highly ranked in the world!

    The BI MSc in Finance program has made its first appearance in the world rankings at very high places! Ranked 48 in the FT ranking, and 41 in the QS TopUniversities ranking.

  • Tuesday, 21 August 2018 -

    When Does the Family Govern the Family Firm?

    New paper! Øyvind Bøhren, Bogdan Stacescu, Line Almli and Kathrine L. Søndergaard. Forthcoming in Journal of Quantitative and Financial Analysis

  • Wednesday, 30 May 2018 -

    Annual Conference on International Finance, 2018

    BI host the Annual Conference on International Finance on June 22nd. We have 6 papers, 6 discussants, and keynote by Adrien Verdelhan (MIT).

  • Monday, 07 May 2018 -

    ECGI Best Paper Award 2018 to BI faculty

    Salvatore Miglietta and Charlotte Østergaard's paper, joint with Mike Burkart, "Why do boards exist? Governance design in the absence of corporate law", won the ECGI Best Paper Award.




Department of Finance

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