University of Calgary

Yrjo Koskinen

  • Associate Dean Research
  • Professor

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Yrjö Koskinen is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor of Finance at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Dr. Koskinen holds an MSc degree in economics from the University of Helsinki and a PhD in management from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Previously he was an economist and section head at the Bank of Finland, and a faculty member at the Stockholm School of Economics, Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Koskinen’s main research areas are corporate finance, corporate governance, and international finance (especially currency crises and the euro). He has published articles in the leading finance journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, Review of Finance, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.  


  • PhD (Finance), INSEAD, 1999
  • MSc (Economics), University of Helsinki, 1991


  • "Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Risk: Theory and Empirical Evidence" (with Rui Albuquerque and Chendi Zhang), 2018, accepted for publication at Management Science
  • ”Information, Innovation, and Investment Timing” (with Joril Maeland), 2016, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, 5:2, 166-199

  •  “The Euro and Corporate Financing before the Crisis” (with Arturo Bris and Mattias Nilsson), 2014, Journal of Financial Economics, 114, 554-575

  •  “Private Information and Bargaining Power in Venture Capital Financing” (with Michael Rebello and Yun Wang), 2014, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 23:4, 743-775

  • “Investor Protection, Equity Returns, and Financial Globalization” (with Mariassunta Giannetti), 2010, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 45:1, 135-168

  • “The Euro and Corporate Valuations” (with Arturo Bris and Mattias Nilsson), 2009, Review of Financial Studies, 22:8, 3171-3209

  • “Phoenix Rising: Legal Reforms and Changes in Valuations in Finland during the Economic Crisis” (with Timo Korkeamäki and Tuomas Takalo), 2007, Journal of Financial Stability, 3:1, 33-58

  • “The Real Effects of the Euro: Evidence from Corporate Investments” (with Arturo Bris and Mattias Nilsson), 2006, Review of Finance, 10:1, 1-37

  • “Corporate Financial Policies and Performance Around Currency Crises” (with Arturo Bris and Vicente Pons), 2004, Journal of Business, 77:4, 749-795

  •  “Corporate Leverage and Currency Crises” (with Arturo Bris), 2002, Journal of Financial Economics, 63:2, 275-310


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