Sami Torstila

Professor (Associate Professor)

Research units & titles

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, Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu

  • Master of Laws, Helsingin yliopisto

  • Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu


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

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