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Urs Peyer, Dean of Degree Programme believes that the renewed curriculum of the MBA programme can help equip students in Singapore and France to make smarter choices and make a positive impact during their careers.

Urs Peyer

Associate Professor of Finance


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Firm Diversification
  • Internal Capital Markets
  • Share Repurchases
Teaching Areas
  • Empirical Corporate Finance (PhD)
  • Corporate Governance: Financial Aspects (MBA)
  • Finance for Executives (Executive Education)


Urs Peyer is the former Dean of Degree Programmes and 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 focus on corporate governance, executive compensation, empirical corporate finance, and share repurchases. He has published his research in the top finance and managerial journals. 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 programmes. He teaches the Corporate Governance MBA and PhD courses and has directed both customised and open-enrolment programmes. 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.

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