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Urs Peyer

Associate Professor of Finance

Dean of Degree Programs

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Urs Peyer is an Associate Professor of Finance at INSEAD. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina and a Lic.rer.pol. from the University of Berne, Switzerland.

Urs Peyer’s research interests include, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, Empirical Corporate Finance, and Share Repurchases. Recent publications include: “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World” (Harvard Business Review), “Lucky CEOs and Lucky Directors” (Journal of Finance), “The CEOs Pay Slice” (Journal of Financial Economics), and “The Nature and Persistence of Buyback Anomalies” (Review of Financial Studies).

Urs Peyer is teaching in INSEAD’s MBA, PhD and Executive Education programs. He is a director of the ‘Finance For Executives’ program, a ten day executive education program for non-Finance executives. He teaches a Corporate Governance MBA and PhD course. Urs was a visiting faculty at the University of Chicago and at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Previously, he has worked in the portfolio management team for a subsidiary of Credit Suisse and was a jet pilot in the Swiss Airforce.

Research Areas

Empirical Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance; Executive Compensation; Firm Diversification; Internal Capital Markets; Share Repurchases.


Corporate Governance: Financial Aspects (MBA); Empirical Corporate Finance (PhD); Finance for Executives (EDP).

Related Executive Education programme

Professor Urs Peyer is directing the following programme: Finance for Executives

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