Morten Sorensen
Daniel W. Stanton Associate Professor of Business  


Morten Sorensen joined Columbia Business School in 2008, where he serves as academic director of the School’s Private Equity Program. He is also a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Stockholm Institute of Financial Research. Previously, he served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as the William S. Fishman Scholar.  

Professor Sorensen’s teaching and research focus on entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, and private equity. He studies the effects of private equity and venture capital investors on the companies they finance and the industries in which they operate, the determinants of their investment decisions, the importance of portfolio company management for investment outcomes, and risk and return evaluation for private equity and venture capital investments.

His research has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Financial Studies. His research is frequently cited by such media outlets as Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.