NYU Researcher Gets Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research
Alexander Ljungqvist, Ph.D., won the 2011 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship. The Ira Rennert Chair of Finance and Entrepreneurship at New York University, Ljungqvist is an expert in entrepreneurial finance, venture capital and private equity. His research includes financial intermediation, investment banking, initial public offerings, behavioral corporate finance and corporate governance.
As a tribute to Ewing Marion Kauffman and his entrepreneurial work, the Kauffman Foundation established the program in 2005 to inspire young scholars to contribute new insight into the field of entrepreneurship. The Medal, which includes a $50,000 cash prize, is awarded every two years to one scholar under age 40 whose research has made a significant contribution to the literature in entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU's Stern School of Business, Ljungqvist held the Bankers Trust Fellowship at Merton College, University of Oxford from 1995-2000. The 2011 recipient received his Master of Science in economics and business from Lund University in Sweden, and his Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in economics from Nuffield College at Oxford University. He has had visiting appointments at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, London Business School, the University of Sydney and Cambridge University where he held the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Fellowship.