Robert G. Hansen

Academic Appointments

Norman W. Martin 1925 Professor of Business Administration

Robert Hansen's interests include the interrelationship among economics and finance and social institutions. In addition to the core course Managerial Economics, he teaches the electives Forces of Change in Global Economy and Economics of the Credit Crisis, one of the school's research-to-practice seminars.


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  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BS, Northern Michigan University

Selected Publications

  • With S. Dasgupta, "Auctions in Corporate Finance," in Handbook of Empirical Corporate Finance, North-Holland Publishing, 2006

  • "Megafirms," North Carolina Law Review, 2001

  • "Auctions of Companies," Economic Inquiry, 2000

  • "The Efficiency of Sharing Liability for Hazardous Waste: Effects of Uncertainty over Damages," International Review of Law and Economics, March 1999

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  • Professional Activities

    Academic positions

    Tuck School of Business, 1983–present

    Faculty Director, Center for Business & Society (formerly the Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship), 2004–2015, Senior Associate Dean, 2000–2015, Associate Dean of Faculty, 1998–2000, Associate Dean for the MBA Program, 1995–98, Tuck School

    Nonacademic positions

    Consultant/Manager, LEK Partnership, 1988–90

    Board memberships

    Bonnie CLAC

    Advisory board, LEK Consulting, 1998–2000

  • Current Research Topics

    Role of syndication in industries such as investment banking and construction

    Auctions in finance

    General auction performance

    Social institutions and equilibrium