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Department of Finance
Room OLD 3.06
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7736
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 1394

General enquiries: Contact the Department|

Welcome to the LSE Department of Finance. We enjoy a pre-eminent reputation for the excellence of our teaching and research in finance and our diverse faculty and student body come from across the globe, providing a rich environment in which to research and study. Read more|
Dr Moqi Xu|

British Academy grant for LSE Finance academic|

We are pleased to announce that the British Academy’s Research Awards Committee has chosen to support new research by Dr Moqi Xu| of the LSE Department of Finance. The work, on CEO Contract Incentives, aims to answer many predictions of contract theory models that are still untested, and will receive funding of just under £10’000.

Read more|.


LSE Finance academics secure EIF research grant|

The Department of Finance is pleased to announce that the Scientific Committee of the Europlace Institute of Finance (EIF) has awarded a research grant to Dr Dong Lou| and Professor Christopher Polk|. Their research paper 'Booms and Busts of Beta Arbitrage: Measuring the Extent of the Low-Beta Crowd' secured a €10’000 award. Read more|.

Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe|

Dr Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe wins the Coller PhD prize|

The coveted Coller PhD prize for 2013 has been awarded to Dr Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe|, Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance.

Juanita's article 'Venture Capital and the Diffusion of Knowledge' was selected ahead of submissions from around the world. Read more|.


Asset prices: Not fully inflated|

The Economist, 7 December 2013

Many investments are becoming expensive, but there is little sign of the mania that accompanies most bubbles. Article features research by LSE's Dimitri Vayanos. Read more|.

Jon Danielsson

Solvency II: Three Principles to Respect|

voxeu.org, 21 October 2013

After a long, drawn out process, the European legislation on prudential rules for insurance companies (Solvency II) reaches a final decision. Jon Danielsson examines the importance of this legislation that will dictate capital regulation for insurers. Read more|.


Towards a more procyclical financial system|

voxeu.org, 6 March 2013

Jon Danielsson argues that heterogeneity is in fact a good thing, leading to countercyclicality and reducing instances of procyclical price movements - despite both the Basel Committee and the European Banking Authority indicating that heterogeneity is a problem. Read more|.


Europe just as entrepreneurial as the US|

Investment Europe, 14 February 2013

There is a widely held - and now outdated - view among institutional investors and policymakers that Europe is lagging behind the US in the financing of entrepreneurship, according to a new study from Ulf Axelson and Milan Martinovic of the LSE. Read more|.


Jon Danielsson, Reader in Finance, offers his thoughts on the crisis, regulation and financial risk in his Risk Research blog|  

Student Services Centre
Considering postgraduate study in Finance?|

The Department of Finance offers five specialist taught masters programmes, which offer students the opportunity to study with internationally acknowledged experts in the subject area. We also run a formalised PhD programme. Read about our programmes|.

Planning to apply for MSc Finance (Full-time) or MSc Finance & Private Equity? **Important Information**|


MSc Finance Part-time Programme|

The Department of Finance offers LSE's only masters programme taught in the evening. The MSc Finance (Part-time) evening programme provides a unique opportunity to comine a full-time career with a world-class masters in finance programme that is grounded in academic depth and rigour. See our Prospective Students| pages for more details.


MSc Finance Part-time Information Evenings|

Information Evenings are held throughout the year for students interested in applying to the MSc Finance (Part-time) programme. The evenings give prospective applicants the opportunity to listen to a series of presentations about the programme, to experience a sample lecture, and to speak individually to current students and staff involved with the programme. Find out more and register|.

We would like to congratulate our 2013/14 PhD students for their success in the job market:

Jason Donaldson| - Assistant Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

John C.F. Kuong| - Assistant Professor, INSEAD

Jing Zeng| - Assistant Professor, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Please visit our PhD Job Market Candidates |page for more information

For information on past job market candidates please click here|.