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.
The Europlace Institute of Finance aims to develop research funding at European and international level. Since its inception in 2003, the Institute has promoted exchanges between academics and the banking, finance and insurance sectors. The stated aim of the EIF is to make research funding more focused, more useful, and more international.
Their decision to support Dr Lou and Professor Polk is testament to the high standard of academic research produced in the Department.