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


Workshop in Advanced Empirical Asset Pricing
OrganizerNorwegian School of Economics (NHH)
InstructorTeaching: Lars Lochstoer (UCLA Anderson School of Management)
DatesPart I: 21, 22, 23 August 2017, Part II (with participant presentations): 11, 12 December 2017
PlaceNHH, Bergen, Norway
InformationOpen to finance faculty and dissertation-stage finance PhD students. Syllabus Part I / Syllabys Part II. Information about lodging etc: Mai-Linn.Spigseth@nhh.no
ApplicationsMai-Linn.Spigseth@nhh.no
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance, who come from one of the NFN member 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 advanse to make sure that NFN-office has time to prossess your application and you have chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.


Financial Markets and Alternative Investments
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Matti Suominen (Aalto University)
DatesSeptember 4-8, 2017
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
InformationThis course offers a doctoral level introduction to theoretical and empirical research on the financial market inefficiencies, alternative risk premia, and institutional investors' including hedge funds' dynamic investment strategies. As a whole, the course aims to advance the ability of students to develop research ideas of their own and work in the field of alternative investments.
Link to the course web page: here
ApplicationsApplication deadline is August 14, application instructions can be found in the course web page.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance, who come from one of the NFN member institutions, outside of Finland. 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 advanse to make sure that NFN-office has time to prossess your application and you have chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.


Numerical Methods in FInance and Economics
OrganizerBI Norwegian Business School
Instructor Espen Henriksen (BI Finance) and Alfonso Irarrazabal (BI Economics)
DatesPart 1: 5.-6.10.2017, Part 2: 19.-20.10.2017, Part 3: 2.-3.11.2017 & Part 4: 23.-24.11.2017
PlaceBI, Oslo, Norway
InformationOpen to finance PhD students at all stages.
Link to the course syllabus: here
ApplicationsApplications are sent to phd (@) bi.no
Application deadline 14.9.2017.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance, who come from one of the NFN member 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 NFN-office has time to prossess your application and you have chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.


Topics in Empirical Asset Pricing
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Tarun Chordia (Emory University)
DatesApril 9-12, 2018
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
InformationLink to the course website is here. This NFN course refers to part II of the GSF course Empirical Asset Pricing. This intensive course is worth 3 ECTS credits. Grading by a closed book exam and a term paper.
ApplicationsApplication deadline is March 9, application instructions can be found in the course web page.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance, who come from one of the NFN member institutions, outside of Finland. 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 advanse to make sure that NFN-office has time to prossess your application and you have chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.