Biography


Kasper Meisner Nielsen is Associate Professor of Finance at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Professor Nielsen 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, 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. Office Map

Research interests


  • Applied microeconometrics
  • Corporate governance
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Family & privately held firms
  • Household finance

“Correlation is not causality. In fact, it is almost never causality!”            
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