Past courses - 2018

 

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.

FinTech and Blockchains
OrganizerStockholm School of Economics
Instructor David Yermack (NYU Stern)
DatesMay 16-17, 2018
Place Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm, Sweden
Information PDF
Applications Please 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, 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
Information PDF
Applications The course is open to PhD students and PhDs in economics and finance - subject to approval. Please register with Ritva Kiviharju (nerk@hhs.se) before May 4, 2018.
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.

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.

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.

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.