Robert Hansen


Francis Martin Chair of Business

Office 260C
Phone 504.865.5624
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Professor Hansen joined the Freeman Business School in 2001. Previously he has taught at Virginia Tech, while visiting at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt University.

His research interests include corporate finance, research analysts, raising capital, investment banking and private equity. His research has appeared in the following journals: Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Business, and Management Science.


Professor Hansen teaches Corporate Finance, Valuation, Financing, Investment Banking, and Private Equity to undergraduates, MBA and MFIN graduates, and Corporate Finance and Financial Intermediation to Ph.D. students.


Service to the Freeman School
Professor Hansen supports the work of Tulane students in a variety of capacities, including serving on the Tulane Honor Court and the Tulane Senate Athletics Committee, chairing dissertations by Tulane Finance Ph.D. students, and putting together Finance Seminars for Freeman’s finance group.

Media-Acclaimed Research
Professor Hansen’s research has expanded the Freeman School’s name by garnering media attention from The Financial Times, The New York Times, Reuters, CNBC Radio, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and publications in Zurich, Moscow, Paris, and Beijing, among others. He has also presented papers to government agencies, including the Security and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department.

International Exposure
Professor Hansen reveals the global outlook of the Freeman School, teaching across the U.S., in China, in Latin America, with roles in Beijing, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Venezuela, and Columbia, among other appointments. He presents his research around the world, including to audiences in Oslo, Toronto, Venice, Berlin, Singapore, London, Milan, Vienna, Istanbul, Brussels, Rome, Edinburgh, Prague, Sydney, Paris, Hong Kong, Stockholm, and some major cities in Central and South America.


Can analysts pick stocks for the long-run? with Oya Altınkılıç and Liyu Ye, 2016. Journal of Financial Economics 119, 3711-398.

What is the value of sell-side analysts? Evidence from coverage changes. A discussion, 2015. Journal of Accounting and Economics 60, 58-64.

Are Analysts Forecasts Informative to the General Public? with Oya Altınkılıç and Vadim Balashov, 2013. Management Science 59, 2550-2565.

On the Information Role of stock Recommendation Revisions, with Oya Altınkılıç, 2009. Journal of Accounting and Economics 48, 17-36.

Discounting and Underpricing in Seasoned Equity Offers (published as lead article), with Oya Altınkılıç, 2003. Journal of Financial Economics 69, 285-323.

Education & Affiliations

University of Florida at Gainesville, Ph.D.

University of Florida at Gainesville, B.A.


American Economic Association
American Finance Association
European Finance Association
Financial Management Association
Western Finance Association


Enjoying the arts, including theatre, concerts, opera, and ballet.

Traveling to and dining at interesting destinations.

Enjoys good baseball, college and professional level.