Mattias Nilsson

Financial Economist
Office of Corporate Finance

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. in Financial Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, 2002
  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business, Stockholm School of Economics, 1997

Fields of Interest

  • Corporate governance
  • Financing policy and capital structure
  • International financial markets

 

  • Financial Economist
    Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    2015–present
  • Assistant Professor of Finance
    Leeds School of Business
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    2007-2015
  • Assistant Professor of Finance
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    2005-2007
  • Research Fellow
    Swedish Institute for Financial Research (SIFR)
    2003-2005
  • Visiting Scholar
    Yale School of Management
    2001-2002
  • Bris, Arturo, Yrjö Koskinen, and Mattias Nilsson, 2014. The Euro and Corporate Financing before the Crisis. Journal of Financial Economics 114, 554-575.
  • Bris, Arturo, Yrjö Koskinen, and Mattias Nilsson, 2009. The Euro and Corporate Valuations.Review of Financial Studies 22, 3171-3209.
  • Cronqvist, Henrik, Fredrik Heyman, Mattias Nilsson, Helena Svaleryd, and Jonas Vlachos, 2009. Do Entrenched Managers Pay their Workers More? Journal of Finance 64, 309-339.
  • Bris, Arturo, Yrjö Koskinen, and Mattias Nilsson, 2006. The Real Effects of the Euro: Evidence from Corporate Investments. Review of Finance 10, 1-37.
  • Cronqvist, Henrik, and Mattias Nilsson, 2005. The Choice between Rights Offerings and Private Equity Placements. Journal of Financial Economics 78, 375-407.
  • Cronqvist, Henrik, and Mattias Nilsson, 2003. Agency Costs of Controlling Minority Shareholders.Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 38, 695-719.
  • Cronqvist, Henrik, Peter Högfeldt, and Mattias Nilsson, 2001. Why Agency Costs Explain Diversification Discounts. Real Estate Economics 29, 85-126.
  • "Information Production and the Duration of Accounting Fraud," with Jonathan Black, Roberto Pinheiro, and Maximiliano Barbosa da Silva, 2015.
  • "Operating Leverage and Corporate Financial Policies," with Matthias Kahl and Jason Lunn, 2014.
  • "Persistence in Firm Policies, Firm Origin, and Corporate Culture: Evidence from Corporate Spinoffs," with Henrik Cronqvist and Angie Low, 2009.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2015 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Midyear Meeting (Nashville).
  • Paper presentation and Discussant, 2014 Financial Management Association International Meeting (Nashville).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2014 CFA-JCF-Schulich Conference on Financial Market Misconduct (Toronto, Canada).
  • Discussant, 2014 American Finance Association Meeting (Philadelphia).
  • Paper presentation and Discussant, 2013 European Finance Association Meeting (Cambridge, United Kingdom).
  • Paper presentation, 2012 American Finance Association Meeting (Chicago).
  • Discussant, 2011, Financial Management Association International Meeting (Denver).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2011 CEPR-EBC-HEC-RoF Conference on Financial Intermediation and the Real Economy (Paris, France).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2011 European Winter Finance Summit (Hermagor, Austria).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2008 Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) and the Nippon Finance Association (NFA) International conference (Yokohama, Japan).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2008 Singapore International Conference on Finance (Singapore).
  • Paper presentation and Discussant (2 papers), 2007 Financial Management Association International Meeting (Orlando).
  • Paper presentation and Discussant (2 papers), 2007 European Finance Association Meeting (Ljubljana, Slovenia).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2007 NBER Behavioral Economics Working Group Meeting (Chicago).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2007 American Finance Association Meeting (Chicago).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2006 Financial Management Association International Meeting (Salt Lake City).
  • Paper presentation, 2006 European Finance Association Meeting (Zurich, Switzerland).
  • Paper presentation, 2004 European Finance Association Meeting (Maastricht, Netherlands).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2003 ECB-CFS Workshop on Financial Integration in Europe (Helsinki, Finland).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2003 Western Finance Association Meeting (Los Cabos, Mexico).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2003 Georgia Tech International Finance Conference (Atlanta).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2003 Swedish Network on European Studies (Mölle, Sweden).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor) 2002 NBER Summer Institute in Corporate Finance (Cambridge, MA).
  • Paper presentation, 2002 NYU Salomon Center Conference on the Euro (New York).
  • Paper presentation, 2001 European Finance Association Meeting (Barcelona, Spain).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2001 Western Finance Association Meeting (Tucson).
  • Paper presentation, 2001 Financial Management Association International European Conference (Paris, France).
  • Paper presentation, 2000 Financial Management Association International Meeting (Orlando).
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2000 Western Finance Association Meeting, (Sun Valley).
  • Paper presentation, 1999 European Finance Association Meeting (Helsinki, Finland).
  • Paper presentation, 1999 European Financial Management Association (EFMA) Meeting (Paris, France).

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