Jens Soerlie Kvaerner


Assistant Professor of Finance,

Department of Finance,

Tilburg University

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests:

Asset Pricing, Household Finance, Machine Learning, and Causal Inference


Master: Data Science for Finance (2022, 2021), Derivatives (2018-2019), and Global Asset Management (2018-2020)

PhD: Advanced Topics in Asset Pricing (2020, 2021)

Journal Publications:

Cancer and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from Norwegian Register Data (Review of Finance, 2021. Think Forward Initiative version. With Trond Doeskeland.)

Papers Under Review:

Intergenerational Altruism: Estimates Based on News About Expected Mortality (Conditional acceptance at Review of Financial Studies.)

Inefficient Regulation: Mortgages versus Total Credit (Revise and resubmit at Review of Finance. With Artashes Karapetyan and Maximilian Rohrer.)

What Do the Portfolios of Individual Investors Reveal About the Cross-Section of Equity Returns? (Best Paper Award on Asset Pricing at 2021 Northern Finance Association conference. Winner of the 2021 Morgan Stanley Best Paper Award in Investments at the annual Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning. With Sebastien Betermier, Laurent E. Calvet, and Samuli Knüpfer. )

Evolutionary Arbitrage (with Julio Crego, Aavald Sommervoll, Dag Einar Sommervoll, and Niek Stevens.)

Papers in Progress:

How Did Low-Interest Rates Impact the Cash Holdings of Individual Investors and Firms? (with Sebastien Betermier and Laurent E. Calvet.)

Portfolio Choice with Non-Tradable Risks (with Epsen Henriksen.)

Systematic Income Risk (with Fabio Braggion and Giuseppe Floccari.)

Leverage Regulation and Social Mobility (with Nicola Pavanini and Yushi Peng.)

Which Disease Should We Cure? It Depends On Who You Ask (with Julio Crego, Daniel Karpati, and Luc Renneboog.)


Individual Investors and Asset Prices (Finansmarkedsfondet, 90.000 EUR, 2020-2023. With Samuli Knüpfer. )

Investing in Low-Interest Rate Environment (NETSPAR. 20.000 EUR, 2021-2022.)

Health and Finance (Think forward initiative, 10.000 EUR, 2020-2021.)