Jo Danbolt


Jo Danbolt jointed the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2012. He holds the Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets. He is a qualified Siviløkonom (which is a Norwegian business qualification), and he holds a BA (Hons) in Business Organisation and a PhD in Finance, both from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, Jo worked as Professor of Finance at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, where he was also Deputy Head of School and Head of Accounting & Finance. He has previously also worked as a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University.

Jo’s teaching experience spans undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, and he has taught in the UK, the Netherlands and Greece. He teaches mainly in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, international financial management, financial analysis, and corporate finance, although he has also taught a wide range of other finance subjects.

Jo's research interests are mainly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital structure determinants, corporate governance & firm value, and the measurement of growth opportunities. His work has been published in journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance: An International Review; European Accounting Review; European Financial Management; European Journal of Finance; and Journal of Business Finance & Accounting.