Axelson, Ulf

Professor Ulf Axelson  

Department

Position held

Associate Professor (Reader) in Finance and Private Equity

 

Experience keywords:

corporate finance; corporate governance; financial innovation; private equity; security design

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Ulf Axelson joined the LSE in 2009. He is the Abraaj Capital Reader in Finance and Private Equity and the director of the MSc in Finance and Private Equity programme. Dr Axelson has been Associate Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, and Assistant Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. He received his PhD in Financial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Doctor Axelson's research lies within the fields of private equity, financial innovation and security design, corporate finance, auction theory, and financial intermediation. His work has been published in prominent finance journals such as the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies, and has been presented at leading universities and numerous conferences. He won the Brattle Group Prize for the best paper in corporate finance published in the Journal of Finance 2009, and the Henderson Award for Excellence in Economic Theory in 2000. At the LSE, Dr Axelson has been teaching corporate finance. Dr Axelson was awarded the "Best Teacher" award in the MBA program at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2006.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Financial Services

Languages:

Swedish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7107 5070

Publications

2015

Axelson, Ulf and Bond, Philip (2015) Wall Street occupations Journal of Finance, 70 (5). 1949-1996. ISSN 0022-1082

2013

Axelson, Ulf and Jenkinson, Tim and Strömberg, Per and Weisbach, Michael S. (2013) Borrow cheap, buy high?: determinants of leverage and pricing in buyouts Journal of Finance, 68 (6). 2223-2267. ISSN 0022-1082

Axelson, Ulf (2013) A theory of the evolution of derivatives markets Financial Markets Group discussion paper, DP723. Financial Markets Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2012

Axelson, Ulf and Jenkinson, Tim and Strömberg, Per and Weisbach, Michael S. (2012) Borrow cheap, buy high?: the determinants of leverage and pricing in buyouts CEPR Discussion Paper, 8914. LSE, London, UK.

2009

Axelson, Ulf and Strömberg, Per and Weisbach, Michael S. (2009) Why are buyouts levered?: the financial structure of private equity funds The Journal of Finance, 64 (4). 1549-1582. ISSN 0022-1082

Axelson, Ulf and Baliga, Sandeep (2009) Liquidity and manipulation of executive compensation schemes Review of Financial Studies, 22 (10). 3907-3939. ISSN 1465-7368

2007

Axelson, Ulf (2007) Security design with investor private information The Journal of Finance, 6 (6). 2587-2632. ISSN 0022-1082

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Awards

Winner, Brattle Group Prize for the best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance (2009) Finalist, Brattle Prize for the best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance (2008) SSE MBA Best Teacher Award (2006)

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