Alumnus Annette Vissing-Jørgensen wins award

Professor of finance Annette Vissing-Jørgensen from University of California, Berkeley, wins the 2018 Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research.

2018.05.30 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

“Annette Vissing-Jørgensen is an excellent example of what can be achieved with a strong background in quantitative economics and business administration, which is precisely the defining strength of the Master’s degree degree programme in economics and management at Aarhus University. Annette has succeeded in getting the absolute best out of this academic upbringing in Aarhus.” Thus states the nomination of Annette Vissing-Jørgensen for the Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research 2018.

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in economics at Aarhus University in 1993, Annette went on to pursue her Master’s degree in economics at Warwick University, and then on to MIT for her PhD. After receiving her PhD, Annette Vissing-Jørgensen was employed at the elite universities University of Chicago, Northwestern University and University of California, Berkeley, where she currently holds a position as a professor of finance, as well as serving as the head of the the finance group at the Haas School of Business.

Annette Vissing-Jørgensen conducts research on asset pricing, entrepreneurship and financial decisions of households. Her latest research concerns how the development in returns on shares affects American monetary policy, and whether this influence is disproportionately great. Her research has been published eight times in some of the most renowned journals within economics and finance. She has also worked as a consultant for the American Federal Reserve System and has served on the board of the American Finance Association and the European Finance Association.

Even though it has been some years since Annette studied economics at Aarhus University, she still maintains connections to the programme here. She has spoken at several workshops and conferences, been a co-applicant for a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, as well as serving as host when researchers from Aarhus University have visited Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley in connection with their research.