Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Family Firm
  • Analyst Activity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Dividend policy

Publications in refereed journals

  • Eugster, N., Ducret, R., Isakov, D., Weisskopf, J.-P., 2022, Chasing dividends during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Review of Finance, vol. 22, 345-355. Link WILEY Link SSRN Abstract
  • Kharma, C., Eugster, N., 2021, Is Competition Beneficial? The Case of Exchange Traded Funds, International Review of Financial Analysis, 76, 101789. Link ELSEVIER Link SSRN Abstract
  • Eugster N., Isakov, D., 2019, Founding Family Ownership, Stock Market Returns, and Agency Problems, Journal of Banking & Finance, 107, 105600. Link ELSEVIER Link SSRN Abstract
  • Eugster N., 2019, Family Firms and Financial Analyst Activity, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 57, 101005. Link ELSEVIER Link SSRN Abstract

Case Studies

  • Eugster N., 2020, Sampling: How to construct a representative sample using Thomson Reuters Datastream, The Case Centre, case study 120-0050-1, teaching note 120-0050-8 Link
  • Eugster N., 2020, Financial Statements: How to deal with delays in reporting?, The Case Centre, case study 120-0016-1, teaching note 120-0016-8, media support 120-0016-4 Link
  • Eugster N., 2020, Company valuation through the peer comparison method, The Case Centre, case study 120-0009-1, teaching note 120-0009-8, media support 120-0009-4 Link
  • Beaupain R., Eugster N., 2019, Converting time series data from Thomson Reuters Datastream vertically using Excel, The Case Centre, case study 199-0044-1, teaching note 119-0044-8, teaching note supplement 119-0044-8B Link

Working Papers

  • Chi, D., Chowdhury, H., Eugster, N., Zheng, J., 2022, Does linguistic complexity of annual reports affect corporate leasing decision? Link SSRN
  • Menkveld, A. J., Dreber, A., Holzmeister, F., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., Kirchler, M., Neusüss, S., Razen, M., Weitzel, U., …, Eugster, N., …, 2022, Non-Standard Errors Link SSRN
  • Eugster, N., Kowalewski, O., Spiewanowski, P., 2022, Internal Governance Mechanisms and Corporate Misconduct Link SSRN
  • Eugster, N., Wang, Q., 2022, Large Blockholders and Stock Price Crash Risk Link SSRN
  • Ownership Structure and Mergers and Acquisitions Decisions: Do Family Firms Acquire Differently? Link SSRN
  • Ownership Structure, Analyst Following and Forecast Error: Are family firms different from others? Link SSRN
  • Ownership Structure and Stock Returns: Analysis of the impact of family shareholding Link SSRN
  • Revue de littérature sur la propriété et le contrôle des entreprises


  • Eugster, N., Isakov, D., 2019, Das Geheimnis der Familien-Konzerne, Handelszeitung (07.10.19) Link
  • Eugster, N., Isakov, D., 2019, Les raisons de la surperformance des entreprises familiales en Suisse, The Conversation (27.09.19) Link

Conferences and Seminars

  • 38th French Finance Association Conference (AFFI), Université de Rennes 1 and Rennes School of Business, Saint-Malo, France **
  • 29th AEFIN Finance Forum, Santiago de Compostela, Spain **
  • The microstructure exchange series – virtual, Stockholm University, Sweden **
  • 37th French Finance Association Conference (AFFI) – virtual, Audencia Business School, Nantes, France *
  • Research Seminar, The University of Queensland, UQ Business School, St Lucia, Australia *
  • 11th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference (FMCG) – virtual, La Trobe Business School, Melbourne, Australia *
  • Southwestern Finance Association Conference (SWFA), San Antonio (TX), USA*
  • 32nd Australasian Finance & Banking Conference (AFBC), Sydney, Australia*
  • Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association International (FMA), New Orleans (LA), USA*
  • 6th Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC), Paris, France*
  • Research Seminar, EHL, Lausanne, Switzerland*
  • Research Seminar, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand*
  • Research Seminar, IÉSEG, Lille, France*
  • Research Seminar, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France*
  • Eastern Finance Association Annual Meetings (EFA), Jacksonville (FL), USA*
  • 16ème Conférence Internationale de Gouvernance (CIG), Lausanne, Switzerland**
  • 34th French Finance Association Conference (AFFI), Valence, France**
  • Information Acquisition and Disclosure in Financial Markets, Washington (DC), USA
  • 1st Research Workshop on Family Business, Bethlehem (PA), USA
  • 5th Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC), Paris, France**
  • Finance Seminar, University of Fribourg, Switzerland*
  • 19th Conference of the Swiss society for financial market research (SGF), Zurich, Switzerland
  • 33rd French Finance Association Conference (AFFI), Liège, Belgium*
  • World Finance Conference (WFC), New York (NY), USA*
  • 12th European Financial Reporting, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 18th Conference of the Swiss society for financial market research (SGF), Zurich, Switzerland
  • 14ème Conférence Internationale de Gouvernance (CIG), Québec, Canada*
  • Family Firms in the Global Economy, Milan, Italy*
  • 28th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference (AFBC), Sydney, Australia*
  • 13ème Conférence Internationale de Gouvernance (CIG), Dijon, France*
  • World Finance & Banking Symposium (WFBS), Singapore, Singapore*
  • 27th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference (AFBC), Sydney, Australia*
  • 16th Conference of the Swiss society for financial market research (SGF), Zurich, Switzerland
* indicates presentation of my research paper; ** indicates presentation by co-author(s)

Additional Information

Reviewer : Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Finance Research Letters, Australian Journal of Management
Discussant: CIG (2014), WFBS (2014), AFBC (2014), AFBC (2015), AFFI (2016), WFC (2016), PFMC (2018), AFBC (2019), SWFA (2020), FMCG (2021), AFFI (2021)
Corrector: Exam of Swiss certified expert for accounting (2014, 2016)
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