Martin Szydlowski
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Martin Szydlowski

Assistant Professor
Finance Department


  • PhD 2013
    Economics Northwestern University

  • Diplom 2007
    Economics University of Mannheim


  • Corporate Finance, Contract Theory

Martin Szydlowski is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His research examines how agency conflicts influence firm investment, capital structure, and the optimal mix of managerial incentives. He also studies the impact of ambiguity aversion on incentive contracts. Martin is teaching corporate finance to both undergraduate and PhD students. He holds a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University and a Diplom from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Selected Works

On the Smoothness of Value Functions and the Existence of Optimal Strategies, with Bruno Strulovici, Journal of Economic Theory (2015)
Ambiguity in Dynamic Contracts
Optimal Financing and Disclosure
The Market for Conflicted Advice, with Briana Chang

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