Dissertation titles and job placements for our graduates in Finance

Maris Jensen, 2023
University of Iowa
Finance and Factory-Built Housing

Dominik Jurek, 2023
Cornerstone Research
Essays on Innovation and Finance

Sooji Kim, 2023
Cornerstone Research
Essays in Financial Intermediation and Macroeconomics

Melissa Wang, 2023
Essays on Behavioral Finance and Social Media Technology

Simon Xu, 2023
Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Essays on Sustainable Finance

Xiao Yin, 2023
University College London
Essays on Household Borrowing

Samanvaya Agarwal, 2022
Charles River Associates
Essays on Frictions in Financial Intermediation

Vincent Skiera, 2021
Two Sigma Investments
The Microstructure of Financial Markets: Insights from Alternative Data

Marius Guenzel, 2020
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Essays in Behavioral and Corporate Finance

Luc Kien Hang, 2020
Essays in Asset Pricing

Troup Howard, 2020
David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
Essays on Municipal Finance

Maria Kurakina, 2020
David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
Essays on Finance and Innovation

Paulo Manoel, 2019
University of Kentucky
Essays on Corporate Finance and Asset Management

Carlos Avenancio- Leon, 2018
Indiana University-Bloomington
Essays on Finance, Labor and Group Inequality

Tristan Fitzgerald, 2018
Texas A&M University
Essays on Finance and Corporate Innovation

Sheisha Kulkarni, 2018
The University of Virginia & NBER
Essays on Household Finance

Andrew Schwartz, 2018
University of Georgia
Essays in Social Finance

Haghpanah, FarshadHaghpanah, 2017
Essays on Excess Volatility and the Quality of Financial Markets

Albert Sibo Hu, 2017
Essays on Financial Markets

Aya Bellicha, 2016
Mortgage Origination Channels and the Crowding Out of Community Banks

Raymond C. W. Leung, 2016
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Papers in Delegated Portfolio Management, Contracting and Asset Pricing

Ryan Liu, 2016
Essays in Finance

Yu-Man Tam, 2016
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of Treasury
Essays in Finance, Sovereign Debt Maturity, and Debt Ownership Structure

Xinxin Wang, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
High Tech Innovation and the VC Industry

Francesco D’Acunto, 2015
University of Maryland, College Park
Essays in History and Finance

Brian Ayash, 2014
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Essays on Leveraged Buyouts and Distressed Asset Pricing

Isaac Hacamo, 2014
Indiana University – Bloomington
Essays on Finance and Welfare

Michael Weber, 2014
University of Chicago
Nominal Rigidities and Finance

Matteo Maggiori, 2012
New York University, Stern School of Business
Essays in International Finance and Macroeconomics

James McLoughlin, 2012
Asymmetric Information, Repeated Trade, and Asset Prices

Narahari Phatak, 2012
Securities and Exchange Commission
Information Markets and Aggregation

Nishanth Rajan, 2012
Capital Structure Implications for Corporate Governance

Tomas Reyes Torres, 2012
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Essays in Behavioral and Corporate Finance

Javed Ahmed, 2011
Federal Reserve, Board of Governors
Essays on Financial Intermediation

Bradyn Breon-Drish, 2011
Stanford University
Essays on Asymmetric Information in Financial Markets

Andres Donangelo, 2011
University of Texas, Austin
Essays on Human Capital Mobility and Asset Pricing

Nigel Barradale, 2010
University of Copenhagen
Essays in Social Status and Finance

Ziemowit Bednarek, 2010
University of Melbourne
Essays in Technology Diffusion and Asset Pricing

Sebastien Betermier, 2010
McGill University
Essays on the Consumption and Investment Decisions of Households in the Presence of Housing and Human Capital

Sara Holland, 2010
University of Georgia
Health Capital and Finance

Adam Yonce, 2010
Securities and Exchange Commission
Uncertain Growth Cycles, Corporate Investment, and Dynamic Hedging

Miguel Palacios, 2009
Vanderbilt University
Essays on Human Capital and Finance

Stefano Corradin, 2008
European Central Bank
The Choice to Rent or Own: Why Rents and Mortgages Rates are Jointly Determined

Thomas Jacques Jose Gilbert, 2008
University of Washington (Seattle), Michael G. Foster School of Business
Public Signals and Information Aggregation in Financial Markets

Wenlan Qian, 2008
National University of Singapore
Essays on Real Estate Economics and Finance

Carles Vergara Alert, 2008
IESE Business School
Equilibrium Implications of Real Option Positions on the Term Structure of Interest Rates, Asset Prices, and Portfolio Choice

Sandro Andrade, 2006
University of Miami
Essays in Finance

Ilona Babenko, 2006
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Agency Costs, Executive Compensation, and Firm’s choice of Payout and Financing Policies

Samir Dutt, 2006
California Polytech State University
Risk, Reward, and Asset Pricing

Ryan Stever, 2006
Bank for International Settlements
Essays on Bank Risk

Yuri Tserlukevich, 2006
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Debt Financing and Real Options

Ning Cheng, 2005
Lehman Brothers
Essays on Liquidity Risk and Asset Pricing

Shimon Kogan, 2005
Carnegie Mellon University
Essays in Financial Economics

Lars Lochstoer, 2005
London Business School
Essays in Financial Economics

Alexei Boulatov, 2004
University of Houston
Three Essays on Strategic Trading in Oligopolistic Economies

Madhur Duggar, 2004
Essays in Corporate Finance

Chuen Hwa Leon, 2004
Nanyang Technological Institute
Essays on the Impact of Incomplete Information

Ashwin Gopal Alankar, 2003
Oakhill Platinum Partners
Essays on Financial Econometrics

Charles Chang, 2003
Cornell University
Essays in International Information Structure and Barriers

Dirk Hackbarth, 2003
Indiana University
Corporate Financial Decision-Making and Managerial Traits

Gang (George) Li, 2003
San Francisco State University
Three Essays on Information and Asset Prices

Robert Novy-Marx, 2003
University of Chicago
An Equilibrium Model of Investment Under Uncertainty

Jure Skarabot, 2002
Salomon Smith Barney
Optimal Scope and Financial Structure of the Firm

David Tien, 2002
Santa Clara University
Essays on International Finance Markets

Branko Urosevic, 2002
Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
Essays on Optimal Dynamics Rise Sharing on Equity and Debt Market