Welcome to SCANCOR

The Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research facilitates inquiry in organizational social science among a transnational network of scholars. Its member institutions in Scandinavia and greater Europe support working visits and residencies at Stanford University. SCANCOR also sponsors conferences, workshops, and mentoring opportunities worldwide.

SCANCOR welcomes its Fall Quarter Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

SCANCOR is pleased to welcome Sergiy Protsiv from Stockholm School of Economics and Mathias Wullum Nielsen from Aarhus University.  Sergiy has been appointed as a SCANCOR Postdoctoral Scholar at the Graduate School of Education. He will  be involved in research on spatial dynamics and topics in regional agglomeration with Prof. Woody Powell.

Mathias has been appointed as a SCANCOR Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of History. He will  be involved in research on issues of gender in science and medicine, and gender stratifications in academic science, together with Prof. Londa Schiebinger.

SCANCOR also welcomes its nine Visting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers for Autumn Quarter 2015. The complete list can be found at the link below.

Expected return and conditional asset pricing: A new testing approach

SCANCOR Monday seminar series on October 12 with Mika Vaihekoski, Turku School of Economics

Traditional tests of conditional asset pricing models presume that the use of realized returns as a proxy for expected returns is acceptable. This paper turns the tables and asks what realized returns we would observe, given the pricing model. Based on this idea, we develop a new approach for testing conditional asset pricing models. The new approach implies a testable model that links the realized returns to changes in the risk-free rates, expected dividends and risk premium.