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Alexander F. Wagner is a Professor of Finance at University of Zurich and the Swiss Finance Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and degrees in economics and law from the University of Linz. His research on corporate finance and governance has appeared in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics. He served as an independent counsel for one of the Big Four and as chairman of a proxy advisor. His talk on "What really motivates people to be honest in business" was featured on

Research Interests

Corporate governance, Corporate finance, Corporate communication, Political economy, Law, finance and regulation

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