PhD Consortium

The Finance Forum will feature a Special Session, a PhD Consortium, where PhD students can present their research ideas and receive feedback from specialist in their research fields. Students will have a chance to discuss their research objectives with senior members of the community.

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Call for PhD candidates in Finance

1st PhD Student Consortium

4th of July 2018
University of Cantabria. Santander (Spain)

1st Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Coordinated by a Scientific Committee Director, Antonio Moreno (University of Navarra), the Doctoral Student Consortium will be held on July 4, 2018, in Santander, one day prior to the Finance Forum. It will include a panel session with outstanding guest scholars discussing the latest advances in research and offering career advice.

Guest Scholars who will participate include:

  • Xavier Freixas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Florencio López de Silanes (SKEMA Business School)
  • Fernando Zapatero (University of Southern California)

Morning sessions

Panel with Guest Scholars. They will give sessions on promising thesis work, research agendas and job market presentations.

Afternoon sessions

The afternoon breakout sessions give participants the opportunity to present job market papers or dissertation proposals and receive feedback from the Outstanding Guest Scholars and other scholars.

Apply for the Doctoral Student Consortium

To apply for the Doctoral Student Consortium, students must complete the online application and submit either one of the dissertation papers or a 5 - 10 page dissertation proposal (in PDF format). In addition, one recommendation letter should also be received prior to the application deadline. There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application.

The selected PhD students will be able to interact with both guest scholars and other professors of the Spanish Finance Association (AEFIN) during the academic sessions and over lunch and coffee breaks. The selected PhD students will receive a fee-waiver for the Finance Forum registration.

The PhD Consortium will take place on the 4th of july in the Corporate Knowledge & Development Centre of the Santander Bank "El Solaruco" (Paseo de Menéndez Pelayo, 94-96, Santander).

Applications and reference letters are due on MARCH 15. Accepted proposals will be communicated by APRIL 10.