corporate finance, investor activism, corporate social responsibility, institutional investors, and corporate misconduct
Hannes Wagner is Associate Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. He is a Fellow at the IGIER Institute for Economic Research and holds a PhD in Finance from University of Munich, and a master and an undergraduate degree from University of Munich as well. Hannes conducts prize-winning research focusing on corporate finance, investor activism, corporate social responsibility, institutional investors, and corporate misconduct. His work has been published in leading academic journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Finance, and has been featured in the Economist, the Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review. His research has been sponsored by the Government Pension Fund of Norway (NBIM) in 2016.
He is the recipient of several awards, including among others, the inaugural 2015 AAM CAMRI Prize in Asset Management for his research on hedge fund activism, the 2012 Best Paper award at the European Finance Association meetings for his research on family firm performance during the financial crisis, the 2014 award for Best Paper in Corporate Finance at the Southwestern Finance Association for his research on outside director compensation. Hannes has won six teaching awards while teaching executives and non-executives at Bocconi, Rotterdam School of Management, University of Oxford, the Duisenberg School of Finance, and University of Munich.