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Alexander Ljungqvist

Alexander Ljungqvist

Joined Stern 2000

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-160
New York, NY 10012

E-mail aljungqv@stern.nyu.edu
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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 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, Cambridge University, and London Business School. Currently, Dr. Ljungqvist serves on the Nasdaq Listing Council, the board of a European biotech start-up, and the World Economic Forum’s Council of Experts on Alternative Investments.

Professor Ljungqvist received his Master of Science in economics and business from Lund University in Sweden, and his Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy in economics from Nuffield College at Oxford University.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investment Banking
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Asset Pricing

Courses Taught

  • New Venture Financing
  • PhD Seminar in Corporate Finance

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 1996
Nuffield College, Oxford University, England

M.A., 1995
Oxford University, England

M.Phil., Economics, 1994
Nuffield College, Oxford University, England

M.Sc., Economics and Business, 1992
Lund University, Sweden

Awards & Appointments

Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship 2011
European Finance Association meetings, Bergen Argentum Best Paper Prize 2009
NYU Teaching Excellence Award 2009
NYU Glucksman Award 2008
Best Paper Award in Financial Markets, FMA meetings, Dallas 2008
Barclays Global Investors Prize for Best Paper, Sydney 2007
NYU Glucksman Award 2007
NYU Nominated for 2005

Selected Publications

J. Asker, A. Ljungqvist (2010)
Competition and the Structure of Vertical Relationships in Capital Markets
Journal of Political Economy

Y. Hochberg, A. Ljungqvist, Y. Lu (2010)
Networking as a Barrier to Entry and the Competitive Supply of Venture Capital
Journal of Finance

F. Marston, A. Ljungqvist, W.J. Wilhelm (2009)
Scaling the Hierarchy: How and Why Investment Banks Compete for Syndicate Co-Management Appointments
Review of Financial Studies

A. Ljungqvist, F. Marston, C. Malloy (2009)
Rewriting History
Journal of Finance

A. Ljungqvist, F. Marston, L. Starks, K. Wei, and H. Yan (2007)
Conflicts of Interest in Sell-side Research and the Moderating Role of Institutional Investors
Journal of Financial Economics

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Areas of Expertise


  • Venture Capital/Financing


  • Corporate Governance
  • IPOs
  • Investment Banking
  • Private Equity Funds


  • Investment Banking