School of Economics and Finance

Kasper Nielsen

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School of Economics and Finance

Kasper Nielsen is currently the course co-ordinator for MMAF530: Corporate Governance.

Nielsen is Assistant Professor of Finance at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, having previously taught at Chinese University of Hong Kong and Copenhagen Business School, and was a Research Fellow at Centre for Economic and Business Research in Copenhagen. He received a BS, a Master and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Copenhagen. His research interest is applied microeconometrics in the areas of corporate and household finance. He has studied the consequence of family succession on firm performance, the value of independent directors, and why individuals shy away from stocks. His work has been published in academic journals including The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Banking and Finance. His research has been awarded with external financing from competitive research grants on several occasions and his MBA course "Cases in corporte finance" has won teaching awards at CUHK for two consecutive years.