PhD defence: Kasper Regenburg




In order to obtain the PhD degree, Kasper Regenburg has submitted his thesis entitled:


Financial Risks of Private Firms

This dissertation explores three sources of private firms’ financial risk. The first chapter investigates whether criminal CEOs and employees are associated with firms’ likelihood of bankruptcy and their cost of debt. The second chapter examines whether differences in access to governments’ financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic affect firms’ likelihood of bankruptcy. The third chapter investigates whether the cost of debt of small- and medium-sized enterprises is associated with their environmental activities.  


Primary Supervisor:Professor Thomas Plenborg

Department of Accounting

Copenhagen Business School


Secondary Supervisor:

Professor Bjørn N. Jørgensen

Department of Accounting

Copenhagen Business School


Assessment Committee:

Associate Professor Yanlei Zhang (Chair)

Department of Accounting

Copenhagen Business School


Professor Michael Minnis

Booth School of Business

The University of Chicago


Associate Professor Pepa Kraft

Department of Accounting and Management Control

HEC Paris


Thesis:The thesis will be available here


Reception:The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in FUHU - Faculty Club (3rd floor above the canteen).

Organised by CBS PhD School

Date: 20 March 2023

Time: 15:00 – 17:00

Location: Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads, 2000 Frederiksberg

Room: SPs08 (Djøf aud.)

It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams at the following link:

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!


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