Bo Becker is the Gösta Olsson Pro fessor of Finance in the Department of Finance at theStockholm School of Economics. The department of finance is housed in the Swedish House of Finance. Professor Becker's research is on corporate finance, especially corporate credit markets. Recent topics include corporate bank lending through the business cycle, conflicts of interest in credit ratings industry, the covenant structure of loans and bonds, and comparing out-of-court restructuring to bankruptcy. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studiesand other journals.
Professor Becker holds a masters degree from the Stockholm School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He previously worked at the University of Illinois and at Harvard Business School. He has served on the board of directors of the Swedish National Debt Office and was previously a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Becker serves as an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science and Financial Management, is a Research Fellow of CEPR, and is the Program Director for the Mistra Financial System research grant. He currently serves as an expert for the Swedish Parliament's evaluation of possible Swedish membership in the European Banking Union.