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PUBLISHED JOURNAL ARTICLES

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BOOK CHAPTERS

  • “Reforming Share-Voting Systems: The Case of Italy,” B. Espen Eckbo with Giulia Paone, in Evolution of Ownership Structures and Activism of Minority Shareholders, (Georgeson), 2011.
  • “Introduction to Corporate Takeovers: Modern Empirical Developments,” in B. E. Eckbo (ed.), Corporate Takeovers: Modern Empirical Developments, Volume 1 & 2, (Elsevier/Academic Press), xxiii-lvii (35 pages), 2010.
  • “Corporate Takeovers,” B. Espen Eckbo with Sandra Betton and Karin S. Thorburn, to appear in B. E. Eckbo (ed.), Handbook of Corporate Finance: Empirical Corporate Finance, Volume 2, (Elsevier/North-Holland Handbook of Finance Series), Ch. 15, 291-430, 2008. Reprinted in B.E. Eckbo (ed.), Corporate Takeovers: Modern Empirical Developments, Volume 2, (Elsevier), 2010.
  • “Corporate Restructurings,” B. Espen Eckbo with Karin S. Thorburn, to appear in B. E. Eckbo, Handbook of Corporate Finance: Empirical Corporate Finance Volume 2, (Elsevier/North-Holland Handbook of Finance Series), Ch. 16, 431-496, 2008. Reprinted in B.E. Eckbo (ed.), Corporate Takeovers: Modern Empirical Developments, Volume 2, (Elsevier), 2010.
  • “Preface: Empirical Corporate Finance”, in B. Espen Eckbo, Handbook of Corporate Finance: Empirical Corporate Finance, Volume 1, (Elsevier/North-Holland Handbook of Finance Series), pp. ix-xviii, 2007.
  • “Security Offerings,” B. Espen Eckbo with Ronald W. Masulis and Øyvind Norli, in B. Espen Eckbo (ed.), Handbook of Corporate Finance: Empirical Corporate Finance, Volume 1, (Elsevier/North-Holland Handbook of Finance Series), Ch. 6, 233-373, 2007.
  • "Are Mandatory Bankruptcy Auctions More Efficient?," B. Espen Eckbo with Karin S. Thorburn, in B. Green (ed.), Risk Behavior and Risk Management in Business Life (Kluwer Academic Publishers), 288-295, 2000.
  • "Bedriftsoppkjøp og Verdiskapning" [Corporate Takeovers and Value Creation], B. Espen Eckbo in K. Boye and C. B. Meyer (eds.), Fusjoner og Oppkjøp, (Cappelen Akademiske Forlag, Oslo), 244-278, 1998.
  • “Seasoned Equity Offerings: A Survey," B. Espen Eckbo with Ronald W. Masulis, in R. Jarrow, V. Maksimovic and B. Ziemba (eds.) Finance (North-Holland, Series of Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science), 1017-1072, 1995.
  • "Omfang og Lønnosomhet av Bedriftsoppkjøp" [Extent and Profitability of Corporate Takeovers], B. Espen Eckbo in Omstrukturering av Føretak, Nordiska Skattevetenskapliga Forskningsrådets Skriftserie, NSFS 29, Iustus Forlag, 291-336, 1993.
  • "Costs of Equity Issuance," B. Espen Eckbo with Ronald W. Masulis, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance, (Macmillan Press, London), 496-499, 1992.
  • "Acquisitions," B. Espen Eckbo in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance, (Macmillan Press, London), 10-13, 1992.
  • "Mergers, Concentration, and Antitrust," B. Espen Eckbo in C. Wihlborg, M. Fratiani, and T.D. Willett (eds.), Financial Regulation and Monetary Arrangements after 1992, (North-Holland, Contributions to Economic Analysis Series), ch. 6, 123-143, 1991.
  • "Competition and Wealth Effects of Horizontal Mergers," B. Espen Eckbo in F. Mathewson, M. Trebilcock and M. Walker (eds.), The Law and Economics of Competition Policy , (The Fraser Institute, Vancouver), ch. 9, 297-332, 1990.
  • "The Market for Corporate Control: Policy Issues and Capital Market Evidence," B. Espen Eckbo in R.S. Khemani, D. Shapiro and W.T. Stanbury (eds.), Mergers, Corporate Concentration and Corporate Power in Canada, (The Canadian Institute for Research on Public Policy, Montreal), ch. 7, 143-225, 1988.

BOOKS (EDITED)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE)

  • “Corporate Governance – i et Nøtteskall” [Corporate Govenance - in a Nutshell], B. Espen Eckbo, Penger og Kreditt 34 (Journal of the Norwegian Central Bank), 87-99, 2006.
  • “Verdien av Innsidehandel på Oslo Børs”, [The Value of Insider Trades on the Oslo StockExchange], B. Espen Eckbo, Praktisk Økonomi og Finans, no. 3, 119-127, 1999.
  • “Bedriftsoppkjøp og Verdiskapning” [Corporate Takeovers and Value Creation], B. Espen Eckbo, Praktisk Økonomi og Finans, no. 2, 52-73, 1999.
  • “Aktiv Eller Passiv Fondsforvaltning?” [Active or Passive Fund Management?], B. Espen Eckbo, Praktisk Økonomi og Ledelse, no 1, 7-17, 1998.
  • "Pensjonsfond: Porteføljevalg, Avkastning og Risiko" [Pension Funds: Portfolio Selection, Return and Risk], B. Espen Eckbo, Norsk Offentlig Utredning (NOU 1998:10, vedlegg 3), 324-360, 1998.
  • "Norske Aksjeemisjoner” [Norwegian Equity Offerings], B. Espen Eckbo with Øyvind Bøhren and Dag Michalsen, Praktisk Økonomi og Ledelse, no 1, 47-57, 1996.
  • “Bedriftsoppkjøp og Eierbegrensninger” [Corporate Takeovers and Ownership Restrictions], B. Espen Eckbo, Praktisk Økonomi og Ledelse, no 5, 123-127, 1991.
  • “Bedriftsoppkjøp og Internasjonalisering: Norge og Europa i 1980-årene” [Corporate Takeovers adn Internationalization: Norway and Eurpoe in the 1980s], B. Espen Eckbo, Beta 5, 1-30, 1991.
  • “Markedet for Selskapskontroll” [The Market for Corporate Control], B. Espen Eckbo, Praktisk Økonomi og Ledelse, no 3, 111-122, 1989.
  • “Markedet for Selskapskontroll: En Oversikt over Internasjonale Empiriske Forskningsresultater” [The Market for Corporate Control: A Review of International Empirical Research], B. Espen Eckbo, Beta 1, 54-89, 1987.

COMMENTARIES

  • Presented Congressional Testimony "The Government As Active Shareholder," B. Espen Eckbo, December 16, 2009.
  • "Banking System Bailout - Scandinavian Style," B. Espen Eckbo, CESifo DICE Report 3, 2009.
  • "Ghosts of Crises Past: Failed Banks, State Control, and Rapid Recovery,"  B. Espen Eckbo, Financial Times, Mastering Management Series, pp. 6-8, January 23, 2009.
  • "Norge på Plass i Førersetet," B. Espen Eckbo, Dagens Næringsliv (main Norwegian Business Daily), October 31, 2005.
  • "Strong Insiders Invite Weak Governance," B. Espen Eckbo, Financial Times Summer School Series, May 20, 2005 (Lead article).
  • "CEO Elections Out of Shareholders’ Control," B. Espen Eckbo, Financial Times Summer School Series, August 17, 2004.
  • "Ingen Innsidebørs," B. Espen Eckbo, Dagens Næringsliv (main Norwegian Business Daily), August 23, 1999.
  • ”Verdien av Innsidehandel på Oslo Børs” [The Value of Insider Trades on the Oslo Stock Exchange],  B. Espen Eckbo, Praktisk Økonomi og Finans, no. 3, 119-127, 1999.
  • "Offentlig Kontroll med Private Stiftelser," B. Espen Eckbo, Dagens Næringsliv (main Norwegian Business Daily), July, 1992.