Sami Torstila

  • Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo

19992016

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Personal profile

Artistic and research interests

Professor Torstila’s research interests are related to finance, politics, and law, as well as empirical corporate finance and investment banking. His research includes work on the effect of political views on investor behavior, structures used in government privatization programs, collusion in IPO underwriting fees, mergers and acquisitions following cross-listings, and EU competition law. His research has been published in three out of the four top-ranking academic journals in Finance: Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, as well as in top journals in other fields such as European Law Review, Journal of International Business, and Management Science.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Business Economics

Master of Laws

Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Keywords

  • Finance
  • Rahoitus
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Yritysrahoitus
  • Yrityskaupat
  • Legal issues in Finance
  • Rahoitusjuridiikka

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Research Output

  • 13 Article
  • 4 Working paper
  • 2 Conference contribution

Is there a future for an efficiency defence in European Union merger control?

Kuoppamäki, P. & Torstila, S., 1 Oct 2016, In : EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW. 41, 5, p. 687-710

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Stock ownership and political behavior: Evidence from demutualizations

Kaustia, M., Knüpfer, S. & Torstila, S., 1 Apr 2016, In : Management Science. 62, 4, p. 945-963 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Cross-border relocations of headquarters in Europe

    Laamanen, T., Simula, T. & Torstila, S., 2012, In : Journal of International Business Studies. 43, 2, p. 187-210

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    36 Citations (Scopus)

    Stock ownership and political behavior: Evidence from demutualizations

    Kaustia, M., Knüpfer, S. & Torstila, S., 2012, 4th Annual Florida State University Sun Trust Beach Conference, Dandestin, US, April 12-14, 2012. Florida State University

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    Stock market aversion?Political preferences and stock market participation

    Kaustia, M. & Torstila, S., 2011, In : Journal of Financial Economics. 100, 1, p. 98-112

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    42 Citations (Scopus)

    Projects

    Just How Rational Are Investors? Laboratory and Field Evidence

    Torstila, S. & Palosaari, E.

    01/09/201530/09/2019

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Activities

    Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    Sami Torstila (Visiting researcher)
    13 Mar 201818 Mar 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    Haas School of Business at University of California Berkeley

    Sami Torstila (Visiting researcher)
    1 Jan 20172 Aug 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    Ministry of Justice, expert group on changes to insolvency laws (External organisation)

    Sami Torstila (Member)
    2017

    Activity: Membership typesPosition of trust in the public sector

    Financial Management Association European Conference (Event)

    Sami Torstila (Reviewer)
    2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesReviewer of conference article

    Presentation at Multinational Finance Society

    Sami Torstila (Speaker)
    2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation