The coveted Coller PhD Prize for 2013 has been won by Dr Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe of the LSE Department of Finance. The prize, which highlights excellence in private equity research, was given in recognition of her paper 'Venture Capital and the Diffusion of Knowledge'.
The Coller Institute of Private Equity introduced its PhD prize in 2010, and the competition is open to PhD students from academic institutions around the world. The prize is now internationally recognised, and the overall quality and variety of submissions means that winning it is an outstanding achievement.
Dr Gonzalez-Uribe accepted her trophy during the Coller Prize award evening on the 29th of October at the London Business School. She will present her paper at the next Private Equity Findings Symposium in June 2014 to an audience comprising academics and senior practitioners from around the world.