Carsten Gero Bienz

Associate Professor Carsten Gero Bienz

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Argentum Centre for Private Equity Centre for Corporate Finance CBE
Corporate Finance Venture Capital Private Equity


Carsten Bienz joined the Norwegian School of Economics in 2006 as an Assistant Professor. He became a tenured Associate Professor in 2009. Carsten holds a Diploma in Economics from Eberhardt Karls University Tübingen and a doctorate in Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to coming to NHH, he spent a year as a post-doc at the London School of Economics from 2005-2006. His research focuses on Private Equity, Venture Capital, Fixed Income, Financial Contracting and Compensation in the Finance Industry. Carsten is also the director of NHH’s Argentum Centre for Private Equity.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Bienz, Carsten Gero; Hirsch, Julia The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contracts Review of Finance Volume 16 (1); page 157 - 195; 2012
Bienz, Carsten; Walz, Uwe Venture Capital Exit Rights Journal of Economics and Management Strategy Volume 19 (4); page 1071 - 1116; 2010
Mjøs, Aksel; Albuquerque de Sousa, Jose A.; Bienz, Carsten Gero; Bersagel, Annie; Storaker, Marte Siri; Juillard Thompsen, Isabelle Bærekraft til hvilken pris? Praktisk økonomi & finans Volume 37; 2021
Bienz, Carsten Gero; Knudsen, Eirik Sjåholm; Pohl, Walter; Belik, Ivan Artificial Intelligence and Data Regulations. Can stricter privacy laws provide a lifeline for European companies? Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse (8); page 55 - 62; 2019
Bienz, Carsten Gero; Gerasimova, Nataliya; Pohl, Walter Disintermediated Finance Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse (8); page 71 - 79; 2019
Knudsen, Eirik Sjåholm; Bienz, Carsten Gero Fintec. Hva er det, og hvorfor bry seg? Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse (8); page 12 - 15; 2019
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Carsten Bienz teaches the following courses at the Masters level:

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Empirical Methods in Finance

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