Mikael Homanen is a PhD Candidate in Finance at Cass Business School in London. His research focuses on the intersection of externalities and financial markets with a further focus on banking and investor ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) policies. He recently visited the Wharton School and Singapore Management University. He has also worked at the World Bank's Development Economics Research Group (DECRG). His recent research examines depositor activism induced by bank scandals, global corporate governance practices and he is involved in projects examining the effectiveness of investor engagement, which is funded by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). He completed his MPHil in Finance as well as BSc at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
- Visiting PhD, The Wharton School, United States, 2018
- Visiting PhD, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Jan 2017
- PhD, Cass Business School, United Kingdom, Jan 2015
- MPhil, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Jan 2013 – Jan 2015
- BSc Exchange, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Jan 2012
- BSc, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Jan 2010 – Jan 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