Bo Becker

Director, Swedish House of Finance; Cevian Capital Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance at Stockholm School Of Economics

Bo Becker is the Cevian Capital Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, and department chair. The department of finance is housed in the Swedish House of Finance, and Professor Becker serves as its Director. Professor Becker's research is on corporate finance, especially corporate credit markets. Recent topics include corporate bank lending through the business cycle, conflicts of interest in credit ratings industry, zombie lending, and comparing out-of-court restructuring to bankruptcy. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies and other journals. Professor Becker holds a masters degree from the Stockholm School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He previously worked at the University of Illinois and at Harvard Business School. He has served on the board of directors of the Swedish National Debt Office and was previously a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He currently serves as an associate editor of the journals Management Science and Financial Management, and is a Research Member of the ECGI.