PhD Program

Finance
Joint Program in Financial Economics

Joint Program in Financial Economics

The Joint Program in Financial Economics was established in 2006 and is run jointly by the Finance dissertation area at Chicago Booth and the Department of Economics in the Division of the Social Sciences.

The aim of this program is to exploit the strengths of both sponsors in training PhD students interested in financial economics. Core economics training is valuable for students seeking to do research in financial economics, and advances in financial economics have important spillovers to other areas of economics. Students must satisfy program requirements (PDF) for the PhD in both departments.

It has long been a tradition in the Department of Economics to feature core economics training for its PhD students, and Chicago Booth has a well-recognized excellence in finance. Students in the joint program benefit from broad sets of instructors and classmates in both the economics department and Chicago Booth. They also hold an official status and are able to utilize resources in both economics and Chicago Booth.

Upon completion of this program, students will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics and Finance jointly from the Division of the Social Sciences and the Chicago Booth School of Business.

To learn more about applying to the Joint Program in Financial Economics, please review our admissions requirements.

For details on the specifics on the Joint Program in Financial Economics as a dissertation area, see General Examination Requirements - By Area in the PhD Program Guidebook (PDF).

To learn more about the research being done by current PhD students, please view a listing of proposals and defenses across dissertation areas.

For Joint Program in Financial Economics faculty, please access our faculty directory to sort by academic area.

RECENT FINANCE/JOINT PROGRAM IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT

Academic & Research Employment (Listed by Year of Employment)

*indicates Joint Program in Financial Economics graduate

2014

Maryam Farboodi*
Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistant Professor effective 7/1/15)
Department of Economics
Princeton University

Roie Hauser
Assistant Professor of Finance
Fox School of Business
Temple University

Shrihari Santosh 
Assistant Professor of Finance
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland

2013

Serhiy Kozak*
Assistant Professor of Finance
Ross School of Business
University of Michigan

Yoshio Nozawa*
Economist
Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Brian Weller*
Assistant Professor of Finance
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

2012

Marianne Andries 
Assistant Professor 
Toulouse School of Economics

Jaroslav Borovicka*
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
New York University

Timothy Dore
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Business School
Harvard University

Valentin Haddad*
Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Princeton University

2011

Nina Boyarchenko* 
Economist
Capital Markets Function 
Federal Bank of New York

Michael Gofman
Assistant Professor of Finance
Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Revansiddha Khanapure 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics
University of Delaware

Mathias Kronlund
Lecturer of Finance
College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Yian Liu 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Cox School of Business
Southern Methodist University

Asaf Manela 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Olin Business School 
Washington University in St. Louis

Alan Moreira*
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Yale School of Management
Yale University

2010

Wesley Gray
Assistant Professor of Finance
LeBow College of Business
Drexel University

Christopher Hrdlicka 
Assistant Professor of Finance
Foster School of Business
University of Washington

Roni Kisin
Assistant Professor of Finance
Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis

Christian Opp 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
The Wharton School 
University of Pennsylvania

Shastri Sandy 
Assistant Professor
Trulaske College of Business
University of Missouri

Alexi Savov 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Stern School of Business 
New York University

2009

Maxim Mironov
Assistant Professor
Instituta de Empresa Business School

David Solomon
Assistant Professor of Finance
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California 

2008

Itzhak Ben-David
Assistant Professor of Finance
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University

Philip Maymin
Assistant Professor of Finance and Risk Engineering
Polytechnic Institute of New York University 

Marcus Opp 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Haas School of Business 
University of California, Berkeley 

Luke Taylor
Assistant Professor of Finance
The Wharton School
The University of Pennsylvania

2007

Hui Chen
Assistant Professor of Finance
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Arthur Korteweg 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Graduate School of Business 
Stanford University

Nick Roussanov 
Assistant Professor of Finance
The Wharton School 
The University of Pennsylvania 

Jin Xu
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Krannert School of Management
Purdue University 

2006

Lars Ola Bengtsson
Assistant Professor of Finance
Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University 

Vito Gala 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
London Business School

Lukasz Pomorski 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Rotman School of Management 
University of Toronto 

Berk Sensoy 
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business 
Marshall School of Business 
University of Southern California

2005

Efraim Benmelech
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Harvard University 

Huafeng Jason Chen
Assistant Professor of Finance
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia

Lauren Cohen
Assistant Professor of Finance
School of Management
Yale University 

Stephanie Curcuru 
Economist 
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, D.C. 

David Greenberg 
Economist 
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Michal Pakos 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Tepper School of Business 
Carnegie Mellon University 

Krishnamurthy Subramanian 
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Goizueta Business School 
Emory University 

Frank (Fang) Yu 
Senior Lecturer, Finance Department 
Carlson School of Management 
University of Minnesota 

Nonacademic Employment (Listed by Year of Employment)

2014

Filipe Calaim Correia De Lacerda
Associate
Cornerstone Research

Rui Cui*
Vice President
Daley and Tang Partners

Avihay Rapaport*
Director
UBS

2013

Ramanadh Chivukula
Investment Banking Associate
JP Morgan

Teresa Lwin
Senior Associate
ValueScope

Diogo Palhares*
Research Associate
AQR Capital Management

Andrius Staisiunas
Senior Research Associate
Quantitative Equities
Millennium Management LLC

2012

Jhe Yun 
Associate
Quantitative Research 
AlphaWorks Capital Management, LLC

2011

Savina Rizova 
Research Associate 
Dimensional Fund Advisors

2010

Denis Chaves 
Senior Researcher 
Research Affiliates

2008

Raife Giovinazzo 
Research Associate 
Barclays Global Investors

Mark Klebanov 
Associate 
Ziff Brothers Investments

Marlena Lee 
Research Associate 
Dimensional Fund Advisors

2007

Per Axelson
Senior Associate
CRA International, Boston

Tony Tang 
Research Associate 
Barclays Global Investors

2005

Josh Schaeffer 
Manager 
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, New York, NY


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