Morten Sorensen

Daniel W. Stanton Associate Professor of Business

Finance and Economics

B.Sc., Aarhus University, Denmark, 1997; PhD., Stanford University, 2005

Joined CBS in 2008

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Morten Sorensen

Office
802 Uris

Phone
212-851-2446

E-mail
ms3814@columbia.edu

Fax
212-662-8474

Teaching and research interest

Professor Sorensen's research focuses on Private Equity, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship, emphasizing the value created between investors and their portfolio companies. Recent research includes studies of the matching of VC investors and start-ups, the risk and return of entrepreneurial investments, VCs’ learning about industries and technologies, the effects of CEO type on deal success, the effects of PE on innovation, and the recent surge in PE activity in emerging markets. Sorensen teaches the elective Entrepreneurial Finance.

Journal articles

Which CEO Characteristics and Abilities Matter? In Journal of Finance (2012)
Author(s): Steven Kaplan, Mark Klebanov, Morten Sorensen

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Risks, Returns, and Optimal Holdings of Private Equity: A Survey of Existing Approaches In Quarterly Journal of Finance (2012)
Author(s): Andrew Ang, Morten Sorensen

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Private Equity and Long-Run Investment: The Case of Innovation In The Journal of Finance (2011)
Author(s): J. Lerner, Morten Sorensen, Per Stromberg

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A Simulation-based Approach to Stochastic Dynamic Programming In Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry (2011)
Author(s): Nicholas Polson, Morten Sorensen

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Risk and Return Characteristics of Venture Capital-Backed Entrepreneurial Companies In The Review of Financial Studies (2010)
Author(s): Arthur Korteweg, Morten Sorensen

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How Smart Is Smart Money? A Two-Sided Matching Model of Venture Capital In The Journal of Finance (2007)
Author(s): Morten Sorensen

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Working Papers

Valuing Private Equity Working paper (2013)
Author(s): Morten Sorensen, Neng Wang, Jinqiang Yang

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Private Equity and Industry Performance Working Paper (2010)
Author(s): Shai Bernstein, J. Lerner, Morten Sorensen, Per Stromberg

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Private Equity, Industry Performance and Cyclicality Globalization of Alternative Investments Working Papers Volume 3: The Global Economic Impact of Private Equity Report 2010 (2009)
Author(s): Shai Bernstein, Morten Sorensen, J. Lerner, Per Strömberg

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Learning by Investing: Evidence From Venture Capital (2008)
Author(s): Morten Sorensen

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