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Mikael Homanen

PhD Student

Faculty of Finance

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Postal Address

Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TZ
United Kingdom

Overview

Mikael Homanen is a PhD Candidate in Finance at Cass Business School in London. He recently visited the World Bank's Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) where he worked on financial inclusion in the Finance and Private Sector Research team. Mikael is currently working on banking and corporate ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) policies as well as projects examining the effectiveness of investor engagement, which is funded by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). His recent research examines the effect of firm access to bank credit on firm skilled labor demand and he completed his MPHil in Finance as well as BSc at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Qualifications

  1. Visiting PhD, Singapore Management University, Singapore, 2017
  2. PhD, Cass Business School, United Kingdom, 2015
  3. MPhil, Tilburg University, Netherlands, 2013 – 2015
  4. BSc Exchange, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2012
  5. BSc, Tilburg University, Netherlands, 2010 – 2013

Employment

  1. Consultant, World Bank Group, 2016

Languages

Finnish.

Title of Thesis: ESG Finance

Aug 2015 – Jul 2019

Summary of Research

My research extends to a variety of topics including banking and corporate ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) policies, development finance and illicit financial flows. My first paper studies firm access to finance and skilled labor demand, while my second paper is a large scale investigation on the existence of universal corporate governance practices. My third paper analyses the effects of depositor activism and I am also working on projects examining the effectiveness of investor engagement, which is funded by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).

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