Applied Microeconometrics; Corporate Governance; Entrepreneurial Finance; Private Equity Investments; Family Business; Household Finance
Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen is Associate Professor at HKUST, and Academic Director of the HKUST-NYU Stern MS in Global Finance Program. He received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
Professor Nielsen’s research interests are corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, family business, and household finance. His research has featured in international newspapers and magazines including Business Week, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, International Herald Tribune, The Economist, The Times of India, and Wall Street Journal.
He has studied the consequence of family succession on firm performance, the value of independent directors, the level of executive compensation, why individuals shy away from stocks, and households’ decisions to refinance their mortgage. His work has been published in academic journals including The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, 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.
On his area of expertise Professor Nielsen has served as an external advisor, consultant, and lecturer to government agencies and companies in China, Denmark, and Hong Kong.