Professor of Finance, Associate Dean of Research, University of Calgary

Yrjo Koskinen is the Associate Dean of Research and Business Impact and Professor of Finance at the Haskayne School of Business. Previously he has served on the faculties of Stockholm School of Economics, Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MSc degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki, and a PhD in Management (Finance) from INSEAD. Prior to his academic career, Yrjo worked as a financial journalist and as an economist at the Bank of Finland. He currently serves on the board of Northern Finance Association, the advisory board of the Institute of Sustainable Finance at Queen’s University, the academic advisory panel for Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, and the steering committee for the Canadian Sustainable Finance Network. Yrjo is also a fellow at the Nordic Initiative in Corporate Economics.

Yrjo's main research areas are corporate finance and governance, and sustainable finance. His current research focuses on corporate social responsibility and its relationship to firm risk, and the effects of limited liability on corporations. His research has been published in the leading finance and management journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Finance. He is the recipient of the Standard Life Investments Finance Prize for his research on corporate social responsibility and firm risk.


  • –present
    Professor of Finance, Associate Dean of Research, University of Calgary


  • 1999 
    INSEAD, PhD in Management