Mathias Kronlund

Mathias Kronlund

Assistant Professor of Finance

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311 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-2631

kronlund@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • MBA, University of Chicago, 2011
  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Chicago, 2011
  • M.Sc., Industrial Engineering & Management, AALTO University, 2006

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinois ar Urbana-Champaign, 2012 to present
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois ar Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • , McKinsey & Company, 2005
  • , Finnish Broadcasting Company, 2001-2004

Recent Publications

  • Choi, J., & Kronlund, M. (2018). Reaching for Yield by Corporate Bond Mutual Funds. Review of Financial Studies, 31 (5), 1930-1965.
  • Almeida, H., Fos, S., & Kronlund, M. (2016). The Real Effects of Share Repurchases. Journal of Financial Economics,.  link >

Other Publications

Presentation

  • Kronlund, M. (2019). An Incentive to Unload Equity Incentives. Drexel Corporate Governance Conference.
  • Kronlund, M. (2018). Does Equity Compensation Cause Firms to Manage EPS? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity. UIC Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2018). Does Equity Compensation Cause Firms to Manage EPS? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity. Financial Management Association.
  • Kronlund, M. (2018). Does Equity Compensation Cause Firms to Manage EPS? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity. George Washington University Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2018). Does Equity Compensation Cause Firms to Manage EPS? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity. Northern Finace Association.
  • Kronlund, M. (2016). Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Young Scholars Finance Consortium.
  • Kronlund, M. (2016). Reaching for Yield by Corporate Bond Mutual Funds. Western Finance Association Annual Meetings.
  • Kronlund, M. (2016). Reaching for yield by corporate bond mutual funds. Fixed Income and Financial Institutions Conference.
  • Kronlund, M. (2015). Reaching for Yield by Corporate Bond Mutual Funds. Eurofidai Paris December Finance Meetings.
  • Kronlund, M. (2015). Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Northern Finance Association.
  • Kronlund, M. (2015). Reaching for Yield by Corporate Bond Mutual Funds. Wabash River Finance Conference.
  • Kronlund, M. (2015). Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? European Finance Association.
  • Kronlund, M. (2015). Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Society for Financial Studies Cavalcade.
  • Kronlund, M. (2015). Invited talk. Miami University Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2014). Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Financial Management Association.
  • Kronlund, M. (2014). The Real Effects of Share Repurchases. Northern Finance Assocoation.
  • Kronlund, M. (2014). Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance.
  • Kronlund, M. (2014). Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? European Corporate Governance Conference.
  • Kronlund, M. (2013). The Real Effects of Share Repurchases. 2013 China International Conference in Finance.
  • Kronlund, M. (2013). The Real Effects of Share Repurchases. Western Finance Association.
  • Kronlund, M. (2013). Presentation. University of Illinois Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2012). Invited talk. University of Illinois Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2011). Invited talk. University of Illinois Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2011). Invited talk. Federal Reserve Bank of New York Symposium.
  • Kronlund, M. (2011). Invited talk. Case Western Reserve University Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2011). Invited talk. London School of Economics Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2011). Invited talk. Harvard Business School Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2011). Invited talk. University of Pennsylvania Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2011). Invited talk. University of Notre Dame Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2011). Invited talk. University of Virginia Seminar.
  • Kronlund, M. (2011). Invited talk. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Symposium.

Working Paper

  • Kronlund, M., & Gao, X. (2019). Does Equity Compensation Cause Firms to Manage EPS? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity.  link >
  • Kronlund, M., Choi, J., & Oh, J. (2019). Sitting Bucks: Zero Returns in Fixed Income Funds.  link >
  • Kronlund, M., Kim, H., & Kim, W. (2019). Discouraging Corporate Savings.  link >
  • Kronlund, M., Pool, V., Sialm, C., & Stefanescu, I. (2019). Out of Sight No More? The Effect of Fee Disclosures on 401(k) Investment Allocations.  link >
  • Kronlund, M. (2018). Do Bond Issuers Shop for Favorable Credit Ratings?  link >
  • Kronlund, M., & Sandy, S. (2018). Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Evidence from Say-on-Pay Voting.  link >
  • Kalay, A., & Kronlund, M. (2014). The Market Reaction to Stock Split Announcements: Earnings Information After All.  link >

Honors and Awards

  • NFA Best Paper Award, Northern Finance Association, 2018-2018

Services

  • Referee, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, 2012-2019

Research Interests

Corporate finance, corporate governance, payout policy, credit ratings, executive compensation, mutual funds

Current Courses

  • Advanced Corporate Finance (FIN 321) Theories of firms' investment and financing decisions are covered. Topics include dividend policy, capital budgeting, capital structure, bankruptcy, long- term debt and leasing decisions.
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (FIN 521) Addresses both the theoretical and applied aspects of firms' financing decisions; topics include capital structure and cost of capital theories; mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts; options, warrants, and convertibles; venture capital and initial public offerings; and pensions.

Contact

311 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-2631

kronlund@illinois.edu

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