Courses

Courses and workshops organized within NFN are open to finance PhD students and faculty from all Nordic universities or business schools irrespective of whether their home institution is a member of NFN.

Past courses

Forthcoming courses



Empirical Corporate Finance
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Renée Adams (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
DatesMay 10-11 & May 27-28, 2022
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Espoo, Finland
InformationThis course offers a doctoral level introduction to Empirical Corporate Finance and aims to prepare doctoral students to do research on their own in this field. More information will be updated on the course website.
ApplicationsApplication deadline is April 25, 2022. Application instructions can be found on the course website.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Finland. To apply for the Travel Grant, please use this form and send it to NFN office nfn (@) aalto.fi. Remember to ask your supervisor to also send a short recommendation email. Please, send the application well in advance to make sure that the NFN office has time to process your application and you have a chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.


Digital Currencies: Policy Economics
OrganizerSwedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics
Instructor Darrell Duffie (Stanford University Graduate School of Business)
DatesJune 4-8, 2022
PlaceSwedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
InformationMore information can be found on the course website. The course is worth 3.5 ECTS credits.
ApplicationsPlease register by sending an email to course secretary Jenny Wahlberg Andersson at jenny.wahlberg.andersson (@) hhs.se by May  31, 2022.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Sweden. To apply for the Travel Grant, please use this form and send it to NFN office nfn (@) aalto.fi. Remember to ask your supervisor to also send a short recommendation email. Please, send the application well in advance to make sure that the NFN office has time to process your application and you have a chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.


Four Centuries of Finance
OrganizerSwedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics
Instructor Peter Koudijs, Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam
DatesJune 9-14, 2022
PlaceSwedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
InformationMore information will be updated on the course website.
ApplicationsPlease register by sending an email to course secretary Jenny Wahlberg Andersson at jenny.wahlberg.andersson (@) hhs.se by May  31, 2022.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Sweden. To apply for the Travel Grant, please use this form and send it to NFN office nfn (@) aalto.fi. Remember to ask your supervisor to also send a short recommendation email. Please, send the application well in advance to make sure that the NFN office has time to process your application and you have a chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.



Machine Learning for Finance 
OrganizerNord University
Instructor Doron E. Avramov (IDC Herzliya)
DatesJune 20-24, 2022
PlaceNord University, Bodø, Norway
Information

The course gives the student a fundamental understanding of both elementary and advanced statistical and machine learning methods used in finance, with a focus on applications and research methods. The course gives the students a thorough introduction to topics such as ridge regression, the Lasso, Adaptive Lasso, Bridge regression, Regression Trees, Random Forest, and Neural Networks. The course gives a thorough understanding of methods such as the ordinary least squares, its shortcomings, and how, for example, machine learning can improve the estimates and their errors. Machine learning typically prescribes a vast collection of high-dimensional models attempting to predict quantities of interest while imposing regularization methods.

More information on the course website.

ApplicationsA link to the application form can be found on the course website. The deadline for applications is May 2, 2022.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Norway. To apply for the Travel Grant, please use this form and send it to NFN office nfn (@) aalto.fi. Please, send the application well in advance to make sure that the NFN office has time to process your application and you have a chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.

Behavioral Finance
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Markku Kaustia (Aalto University)
DatesJune 27 - July 1, 2022
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Espoo, Finland
Information

Behavioral Finance is an approach to the analysis of asset prices, corporate finance, and financial decision-making in general, that relaxes some key assumptions of neoclassical financial economics. Namely, it considers a larger class of objective functions, not always compatible with expected utility. Second, it entertains the possibility that expectations are sometimes biased, and not updated in a Bayesian manner. Third, it considers how various financial market frictions can form strong 'limits to arbitrage'. This course is designed to introduce doctoral students to these concepts, and to support them in developing behavioral research ideas of their own. 

Link to course website.

ApplicationsThe registration deadline for this course is June 13, 2022. You can find the application details on the course website.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Finland. To apply for the Travel Grant, please use this form and send it to NFN office nfn (@) aalto.fi. Remember to ask your supervisor to also send a short recommendation email. Please, send the application well in advance to make sure that the NFN office has time to process your application and you have a chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.

Continuous Time Finance
OrganizerSwedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics
Instructor Johan Waldén (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley)
DatesJuly 26 - August 5, 2022
PlaceSwedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
InformationMore information will be updated on the course website and the course syllabus.
ApplicationsPlease register by sending an email to course secretary Jenny Wahlberg Andersson at jenny.wahlberg.andersson (@) hhs.se by June 30, 2022.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Sweden. To apply for the Travel Grant, please use this form and send it to NFN office nfn (@) aalto.fi. Remember to ask your supervisor to also send a short recommendation email. Please note that the NFN travel grant can only cover a maximum of 5 nights of accommodation. Please make sure that you send the application before the end of June, as the NFN office is closed for July and applications will not be processed then.


Frontiers of Household Finance
OrganizerBI Norwegian Business School
Instructor Camelia Kuhnen (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
DatesAugust 8-12, 2022
PlaceBI Norwegian Business School
Information

This course will cover research in household finance. We will discuss results and methods at the frontier of this field of finance and economics. We will consider several important economic decisions made by households concerning investments, leverage, consumption, and labor. We will examine how households approach these important decisions, what errors they might make in doing so, and which frictions they face when attempting to solve these problems.

More information on the course

Applications

Admittance is competitive. To apply PhD students should send an email with CV and a brief recommendation letter (either by supervisor or responsible of PhD program) by May 8 at paul.ehling (@) bi.no.

 
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Norway. To apply for the Travel Grant, please use this form and send it to NFN office nfn (@) aalto.fi. Remember to ask your supervisor to also send a short recommendation email. Please, send the application well in advance to make sure that the NFN office has time to process your application and you have a chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NFN OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR SUMMER HOLIDAYS DURING JULY. MAKE SURE THAT YOU SEND YOUR TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION TO THE NFN OFFICE BEFORE JULY.

Investor Attention and Financial Markets
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Zhi Da (University of Notre Dame)
DatesAugust 17-19, 2022
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Espoo, Finland
Information

This course offers a doctoral level introduction to “Investor Attention and Financial Markets” by providing an overview of cutting-edge research on the effects of investor attention on investment and corporate decisions, valuations, as well as stock returns.

Link to course website.

ApplicationsThe registration deadline for this course is August 3, 2022. You can find the application details on the course website.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Finland. To apply for the Travel Grant, please use this form and send it to NFN office nfn (@) aalto.fi. Remember to ask your supervisor to also send a short recommendation email. Please, send the application well in advance to make sure that the NFN office has time to process your application and you have a chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.