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


Factor Models in Empirical Asset Pricing
OrganizerStockholm School of Economics
Instructor Peter Schotman (Maastricht University)
DatesMarch 5-9, 2018
Place Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm, Sweden
InformationMore information can be found here. The course is worth 4 ECTS credits.
ApplicationsSend your application to jenny.wahlberg.andersson (@) hhs.se no later than three weeks before the start of the course. Please include your cv and a brief (max. one paragraph) motivation/explanation for your participation in the course.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance, who come from one of the NFN member institutions, outside of Sweden. 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 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 on 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 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.

Household Finance
OrganizerKnut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies, Lund University
Instructor Kaveh Majlesi (Lund University & KWC)
DatesApril 30, May 2-4, May 7-9, 2018
PlaceSchool of Economics and Management, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Information PDF
ApplicationsRegistrations by e-mail: anders.vilhelmsson (@) nek.lu.se. Registration deadline February 15.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance, who come from one of the NFN member institutions, outside of Sweden. Swedish students may apply for a grant from the Swedish House of Finance. 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.


Industrial Organization and Corporate Finance
OrganizerStockholm School of Economics
Instructor Kristine Hankins (University of Kentucky)
DatesMay 14-15, 2018
PlaceStockholm School of Economics, Department of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
InformationTBA
ApplicationsTBA
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance, who come from one of the NFN member institutions, outside of Sweden. 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
OrganizerAalto University School of Business
Instructor Markku Kaustia (Aalto University School of Business)
DatesMay 21-25, 2018
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Chydenia-building, Helsinki, Finland
InformationLearning Goal and Objectives: 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.

Course web page
ApplicationsApplication deadline is May 2, application instructions can be found on 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.


Empirical Corporate Finance
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Renée Adams (University of New South Wales)
DatesJune 4-8, 2018
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
InformationLink to the course web page: gsf.aalto.fi/ecf
ApplicationsBy May 14, 2018. Applications to gsf @ aalto.fi, 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.



Summer School on Market Microstructure
OrganizerStockholm Business School
Instructor Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris) and Albert Menkveld (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
DatesJune 25-29, 2018
Place Stockholm Business School, Stockholm, Sweden
InformationFor more details, please visit here. The course is worth 3 ECT. The course fee is waived for PhD students from NFN institutions.
ApplicationsFill in the application here. The deadline for the first round of applications is November 30, 2017. Due to classroom size there is only a limited amount of places available.
Travel Grant NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance, who come from one of the NFN member institutions, outside of Sweden. 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.


Advanced Topics in Behavioural Finance
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Harrison Hong (Columbia University)
DatesAugust 15-17, 2018
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
InformationVisit the course website
ApplicationsVisit the course website
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 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.