FRIC/Finance Seminar with Martin Oehmke, London School of Economics

On Friday September 20, 2019 Martin Oehmke, London School of Economics, will be giving a seminar on the paper: "A Theory of Socially Responsible Investment".

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:15

The Department of Finance and FRIC, Center for Financial Frictions, are proud to announce the upcoming seminar with Martin Oehmke, London School of Economics.

Martin Oehmke will present:

A Theory of Socially Responsible Investment

Based on a canonical model of corporate financing under agency frictions, we characterize how and when socially responsible investors can affect firm behavior and derive an investment criterion, the social profitability index (SPI), to guide scarce socially responsible capital. The SPI highlights the importance of counter-factual social costs that would arise in the absence of socially responsible investors. Accordingly, most existing ESG metrics are not suited to guide investment decisions. Our model also uncovers a complementarity between financial capital and socially responsible capital: The presence of financial investors without regard for externalities can raise welfare relative to a setting with only socially responsible investors.

Solbjerg Plads 3,
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SPs07 

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