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

Course calendar 2019

Course calendar 2020

Investor Attention and Financial Markets
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Zhi Da (Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame)
DatesAugust 12-16, 2019
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Espoo, Finland
InformationVisit the course website
ApplicationsApplications to gsf (@) aalto.fi, 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. 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.


PhD Summer School in Finance
OrganizerNTNU Business School (Florentina Paraschiv, Professor of Financial Economics)
DatesAugust 22 - September 6, 2019
PlaceNTNU Business School, Trondheim, Norway
InformationQuantitative Aspects of Financial Regulation, 3 ECTS
Professor Florentina Paraschiv, NTNU Business School
August 22-23, 2019

Empirical Banking - Methods and Applications, 3 ECTS
Professor Steven Ongena, University of Zurich
August 26-29, 2019

Complexity & Behaviour, 3 ECTS
Professor Cars Hommes, University of Amsterdam
August 26-29, 2019

PhD Workshop
September 2, 2019

Empirical Finance, 3 ECTS
Professor Paul Söderlind, University of St. Gallen
September 3-6, 2019

Real Estate Finance, 3 ECTS
Professor Roland Füss, University of St. Gallen
September 3-6, 2019

The summer school if funded by the Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI) and NTNU

More information here
ApplicationsTo apply, please send an email to Randi Leikvold, randi.leikvold (@) ntnu.no
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for a limited number of 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. Please note that the individual travel grant covers travel costs and accommodation up to five nights.

Market Microstructure PhD Mini-Course
OrganizerStockholm School of Economics
Instructor Albert "Pete" Kyle, University of Maryland
DatesSeptember 23-26, 2019
Place Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm, Sweden
Information PDF
ApplicationsPlease register in advance with the course secretary Jenny Wahlberg Andersson, jenny.wahlberg.andersson (@) hhs.se.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Swweden. 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.

Hedge Funds and Performance Evaluation
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor George Aragon (W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University)
DatesApril 6-8, 2020
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Espoo, Finland
Information

This workshop exposes students to recent developments in the literature on the theory and management of hedge funds. It is intended for doctoral students in finance and related fields. Topics include hedge fund trading strategies, compensation, performance evaluation, liquidity management, operational risk, and the role of arbitrageurs in capital markets.

ApplicationsPlease see the course website for how to apply.
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. 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.

Topics in Empirical Asset Pricing
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Tarun Chordia (Emory University)
DatesApril 14-17, 2020
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Espoo, 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 April 1, application instructions can be found on the course web page.
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. 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.