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These pages provide the latest news about the Department, as well as information about the conferences and events organised by the Department and our related research centres. For earlier news stories and events, click here|.


Five new Finance faculty members announced for 2015/16|

~ April 2015

The Department of Finance is pleased to welcome five new members of faculty for the 2015/16 academic session, who will contribute to both our research profile and teaching excellence. Ashwini Agrawal, Dirk Jenter, Peter Kondor, Martin Oehmke and Hongda Zhong join LSE from NYU Stern, Stanford, the Central European University, Columbia Business School and the Carlson School of Management respectively. Read more|.


Dr Ulf Axelson Awarded Brattle Group Distinguished Paper Prize|

~ January 2015

Dr Ulf Axelson| has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Brattle Group Distinguished Paper Prize at the AFA meeting in Boston for his paper "Borrow Cheap, Buy High? The Determinants of Leverage and Pricing in Buyouts" (co-authored with Tim Jenkinson, Per Strömberg, and Michael Weisbach).

Read more.|


LSE ranked 1st in the UK for Business and Management Studies|

~ December 2014

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 has ranked LSE as the UK leader for Business and Management Studies. This subject division is a joint submission by Finance, Accounting and Management departments at LSE, and the rating highlights the outstanding level of academic research produced by the department. Read more|.

Moqi Xu|

Chief Executives get stock sale boost by hoarding good news, according to research by LSE’s Moqi Xu|

~ September 2014

Dr Moqi Xu|’s new working paper, Strategic News Releases in Equity Vesting Months|, demonstrates how chief executives store and time positive press releases to coincide with their own sales of shares, and thereby reap the rewards of short-term increases in price and trading volume. Read more|.

Dimitri Vayanos|

Professor Dimitri Vayanos elected Fellow of the British Academy|

~ July 2014

Professor Dimitri Vayanos| of the LSE department of Finance has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy|. This prestigious honour is bestowed on the most distinguished academics from a range of fields. Professor Vayanos was one of only 42 UK-based Fellows chosen this year – and one of only two economists. Read more|.


ESRC Future Research Leaders grant for LSE academic|

~ July 2014

Andrea Vedolin|, Assistant Professor of Finance at LSE, has been awarded a major research grant designed to enable outstanding early-career social scientists to become the future world leaders in their field.

The £312’000 of funding from the ESRC will support work entitled ‘Aggregate Duration Risk’. Read more|.

Professor Daniel Ferreira|

Video: The Takeover Code and the Battle for AstraZeneca|

~ May 2014

In the aftermath of Pfizer’s failed takeover attempt, Professor Daniel Ferreira | interviewed Professor David Kershaw|, an expert on UK takeover rules, about the role of such rules on the outcome of the proposed deal. Both Daniel and David are members of Corporate Governance at LSE.|

The video is available to view online here.|

LSE campus|

Five Department of Finance staff recognised for teaching excellence|

~ May 2014

We are pleased to announce the names of five winners of LSE Class Teacher Awards from the Department of Finance. Panos Couzoff|, Milan Martinovic|, John Kuong|, Adrien de Boisanger, and Kevin Long have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to teaching at LSE. Read more|.

Dr Moqi Xu|

British Academy grant for LSE Finance academic|

~ March 2014

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|.