Bergman’s research interests are in the fields of corporate governance, financial contracting, and behavioral corporate finance. His work focuses on the ways in which financial frictions driven by agency costs impede the ability of firms to raise capital, the methods firms use to alleviate these frictions, and the real effects implied by the residual frictions. Recent studies deal with the determinants of corporate financial contract renegotiation and the real effects of investor protection on investment and technology adoption decisions. Bergman's paper, “Bankruptcy and the Collateral Channel,” won the 2011 Journal of Finance Brattle Prize. He has published several papers in leading finance and economics journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the American Economic Review. He is a member of the American Finance Association and the National Bureau of Economic Research and is an associate editor of the Journal of Finance.
Bergman holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University and a BSc in mathematics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Prior to starting his graduate studies, Bergman served in an operations research unit in the Planning Division at IDF headquarters.
Fundamentals of Finance for the Technical Executive
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