Past courses - 2017

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 the NFN office has time to process your application and you have a 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.
Climate Finance
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Harrison Hong (Columbia University)
DatesAugust 16 - 18, 2017
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
InformationInformation about the course can be found here.
ApplicationsApplication deadline is July 30, 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.
Doctoral Seminar in Finance: What they do not teach you in Graduate School
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
InstructorProfessor Utpal Bhattacharya (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
DatesAugust 7-11, 2017
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
InformationInformation about the course can be found here.
ApplicationsApplication deadline is July 30, 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.
Empirical Asset Pricing
OrganizerNord University, Norway
InstructorProfessor Turan Bali (Georgetown University, USA)
DatesJune 19-23, 2017
PlaceNord University, Oslo, Norway
Information Link to the course web page
ApplicationsSee 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 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.
Empirical Corporate Finance
OrganizerGraduate School of Finance
Instructor Renée Adams (University of New South Wales)
DatesJune 5-9, 2017
PlaceAalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
InformationLink to the course web page: gsf.aalto.fi/ecf
ApplicationsBy May 12, 2017. Applicaitons to gsf @ aalto.fi, applicaiton 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.
Household Finance
OrganizerKnut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies, Lund University
InstructorKaveh Majlesi (Lund University & KWC)
Dates2.5. - 12.5.2017
PlaceSchool of Economics and Management, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Information PDF
ApplicationsRegistrations by e-mail: frederik . lundtofte @ nek . lu . 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.
Topics in Empirical Asset Pricing
OrganizerAalto University School of Business
InstructorProfessor Doron Avramov (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 
DatesJanuary 30 - February 2, 2017
PlaceHelsinki, Aalto University School of Business
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 the closed book exam and a term paper. Prerequisites for the course is knowledge comparable to that of Cochrane (2005): Asset Pricing book.
Applications Registration deadline for NFN students for this course is January 9, 2017. Please follow the application instructions in the course web site.
Travel Grant
NFN offers Travel Grants for this course to PhD students in finance, who come from one of the NFN member institutions, attending outside of Finland. Please notice that NFN gives Travel Grants only to the intensive course (part II) in January-February. 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.