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Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets

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Jo Danbolt joined the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2012. He holds the Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets. He is a qualified Siviløkonom (a Norwegian business qualification), and he holds a BA (Hons) in Business Organisation and a PhD in Finance, both from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, Jo worked as Professor of Finance at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, where he was also Deputy Head of School and Head of Accounting & Finance. He has also previously worked as a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University.

Jo’s teaching experience spans undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, and he has taught in the UK, the Netherlands and Greece. He teaches mainly in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance, although he has also taught a wide range of other finance subjects.

Research Interests

  • Shareholder wealth effects of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Capital Structure determinants
  • Corporate Governance & firm value
  • The measurement of Growth Opportunities

Jo's work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance; Journal of International Business Studies; Journal of Business Finance & Accounting; European Financial Management; European Journal of Finance; Corporate Governance: An International Review and European Accounting Review.

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