Lars Norden

Full Professor

Lars Norden is Professor of Banking and Finance at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV EBAPE) since August 2015 and the Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE) since January 2020, Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. He is coordinator of the Center for Banking and Finance Research in Rio (CBFR) since January 2016. Before joining FGV EBAPE he was Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) from 2009-2015. He is Fellow at the European Banking Center (EBC) and has been visiting Georgetown University, the International Monetary Fund, FGV EBAPE, Indiana University, and the Research Center of the Deutsche Bundesbank. His research interests include financial intermediation, empirical banking, corporate finance and credit risk. His work has been published in the leading academic journals in the field including the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, and Journal of Banking and Finance. He is a regular presenter at top conferences including the AEA, AFA, WFA, EFA, and FIRS. Professor Norden holds a doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim and master degrees from the University of Mannheim and ESSEC Business School. 

Educational background

  • Post-doctoral studies, University of Mannheim, Germany, in 2009; 
  • PhD in Business Administration, also from the University of Mannheim, in 2004; 
  • Master’s in Business Administration, University of Mannheim and ESSEC. 

Research Projects for Government Agencies 

  • 2007–2008: German Research Foundation (DFG), Research Grant 
  • 2004–2009: German Research Foundation (DFG), Research Unit FOR 518 
  • 1998–1999: French-German University, Grant 
  • 1996–2009: Eberle-Butschkau Foundation, German Savings Banks, Grant 

Fields of Interest 

  • Financial Intermediation 
  • Empirical Banking 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Credit Risk 


  • MSc&PhD
  • Professional Master in Business Administration (MEX)
  • Professional Master in Management (MiM)


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