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


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.

The Financial Economics of Entrepreneurship, Private Equity and Venture Capital
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor David Robinson (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University)
DatesSummer 2020
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Espoo, Finland
InformationThis course is an introduction to recent research on the small business economics (entrepreneurship) as well as the private equity/venture capital. This course is designed to provide a deep, fast-paced dive into the field of entrepreneurial finance. We will cover both classic papers as well as new work. The ultimate objective of the course is to prepare doctoral students for doing research in this rapidly growing sector.
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. 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.

Summer School on Market Microstructure
OrganizerStockholm Business School
Instructor Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris) & Albert Menkveld (VU Amsterdam)
DatesJune 29 - July 3, 2020
Place Stockholm Business School, Stockholm, Sweden
Information More information can be found here. The course is worth 3 ECTS. 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, 2019. 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 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. 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.