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 Asset Pricing
OrganizerSwedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics
Instructor Magnus Dahlquist (Stockholm School of Economics)
DatesOctober 27 - December 15, 2021
Place Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm, Sweden
Information

This course is an introduction to empirical research in asset pricing. We begin with a review of econometric methods often used in asset pricing research. We then cover return predictability in the time series and the cross section. We also cover evaluations of various asset pricing models. The goal is to familiarize you with essential econometric methods, important empirical facts, and areas of current research interest. The emphasis is on the pricing of equities, but we also deal with bonds and currencies.

The course will be organized as a hybrid course.

More information here.

ApplicationsPlease register in advance with the course secretary Jenny Wahlberg-Andersson, jenny.wahlberg.andersson (@) hhs.se. The deadline for applications is October 25, 2021
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.


Topics in Empirical Asset Pricing
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Tarun Chordia (Emory University)
DatesApril 19-22, 2022
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Espoo, Finland
InformationMore information will be updated on the course website. This NFN course refers to part II of the GSF course Empirical Asset Pricing. This intensive course is worth 3 ECTS credits.
ApplicationsApplication deadline is April 8, 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.


Hedge Funds and Performance Evaluation
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor George Aragon (W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University)
DatesTentatively in April 2022
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Espoo, Finland
Information

This PhD mini course 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.

ApplicationsTBA
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.