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Inaugural lecture: Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen

Date and time

Thursday 16. May 2019 at 15:00 to 17:00

Registration Deadline

Tuesday 14. May 2019 at 23:00


SPs13 (Velux), Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg SPs13 (Velux)
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg

Inaugural lecture: Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen

Event Description

The Department of Finance and the Danish Finance Institute are pleased to announce that Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen will hold his inaugural lecture on May 16, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Kasper Meisner Nielsen will present:
The power of personal experiences in household finance

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, it seems appropriate to ask how negative personal experiences during the crisis will affect households’ behavior and decision-making in financial markets. Personal experiences derive from exposure to lost investments or from exposure to salient cases of financial misconduct, both featuring prominently in the crisis period.
In this lecture, Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen will draw on insights based on administrative register data from Denmark that details how individuals’ personal experiences affect their behavior and decision-making in financial markets. The lecture will provide insights on the following questions:

  • Are personal experiences with lost investments so powerful that they make individuals actively shy away from risk?
  • Do individuals have to feel the pain themselves, or are common shocks enough to make individuals actively reduce their exposure to risky assets?
  • Can personal exposure to financial misconduct explain the rise in white-collar crime?
  • Do salient cases of financial misconduct in financial institutions contribute to the observed 40% rise in white-collar crime among individuals?


15.00-15.05: Welcome by Head of Department, Carsten Sørensen, Department of Finance, CBS
15.05-15.15: Speech by the Chairman of Board of Directors, Peter Rostrup-Nielsen, Danish Finance Institute
15.15-16.15: Inaugural lecture by Kasper Meisner Nielsen (incl. questions)
16.15-17.00: Reception

About Kasper Meisner Nielsen

Kasper Meisner Nielsen is Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School and Research Fellow at the Danish Finance Institute (DFI). Professor Nielsen's past positions include Associate Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Assistant Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Academic Director of the HKUST-NYU Stern Master of Global Finance. He received a B.Sc., a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Copenhagen.
Professor Nielsen's research interest is applied microeconometrics in the areas of corporate finance 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, 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.

See more about Kasper Meisner Nielsen here

About the organizers

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