Dr Knut Nygaard

Department of Economics

Senior University Teacher in Economics

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Dr Knut Nygaard
Department of Economics
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

Dr Nygaard is a Senior University Teacher at the University of Sheffield. He is also an Associate Professor with Oslo Business School at Oslo Metropolitan University in his native Norway.

Nygaard’s primary expertise is finance, and his research focuses on asset pricing, corporate governance and individual investor trading behaviour. His recent honours include Best Postgraduate Lecturer award 2021. He has held research fellowships at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

In 2011, Nygaard earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics. Prior to his Ph.D., Nygaard was an Economist at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) where he worked on several policy-related research projects, including projects commissioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Nygaard earned a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge in 2003, and an undergraduate degree from Bayes Business School at City University London in 2001.