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.
- Visiting PhD, Singapore Management University, Singapore, 2017
- PhD, Cass Business School, United Kingdom, 2015
- MPhil, Tilburg University, Netherlands, 2013 – 2015
- BSc Exchange, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2012
- BSc, Tilburg University, Netherlands, 2010 – 2013
- Consultant, World Bank Group, 2016
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).
- Professor Thorsten Beck, Professor of Banking & Finance