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LSE Finance PhD Placements / Thesis Titles

2013/14

  • Jason Donaldson, Assistant Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis
    Thesis title: Essays in Financial Contract Theory

2012/13

  • Pragyan Deb, Economist, International Monetary Fund
    First placement: Economist, Bank of England
    Thesis title: Essays on the Impact of Competition on Financial Intermediaries
  • Giorgia Piacentino, Assistant Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis
    Thesis Title: Theories of the effects of delegated portfolio managers' incentives
  • Marcela Valenzuela, Assistant Professor, Universidad de Chile
    Thesis Title: Essays in financial economics 
  • Ilknur Zer, Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington DC
    Thesis Title: Essays in financial economics

2011/12 

  • Vincent Fardeau, Assistant Professor, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
    First placement: Economist - Division of Research & Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington DC
    Thesis Title: Essays in financial economics
  • Thomas Maurer, Assistant Professor of Finance at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
    Thesis Title: Is Consumption Growth merely a Sideshow in Asset Pricing? - Asset Pricing Implications of Demographic Change and Shocks to Time Preferences
  • Sitikantha Parida, Assistant Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Management, Clark University
    Thesis Title: Essays on delegated portfolio  management
  • Qi Shang, Assistant Professor at the Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China
    Thesis title: Essays in Asset Pricing and Institutional Investors
  • Terence Teo
    Thesis title: Essays in disclosure of holdings by institutional investors
  • Gyuri Venter, Assistant Professor of Finance, Copenhagen Business School
    Thesis Title: Essays on asymmetric information and trading constraints
  • Yiyi Wang
    Thesis Title: Rational bubble, short-dated volatility forecasting and profitable trade on implied volatility surface

2010/11

  • Dragana Cvijanovic, Assistant Professor of Finance, HEC Paris
    Thesis Title: Essays in Real Estate Finance
  • Elizabeth Foote, Junior Associate, McKinsey
  • Xiaoxia Hao, Asset Allocation and Strategic Research Department, China Investment Corporation
    Thesis title: Patent Award and Informed Trading in Stock Market
  • Zijun Liu, Economist, FSA
    Thesis Title: Essays in Financial Intermediation
  • Aytek Malkhozov, Assistant Professor, McGill University
    Thesis Title: Essays in Asset Pricing
  • Kenneth McKay
    Thesis Title: Essays in contingent claims analysis
  • Zhigang Qiu, Assistant Professor of Finance, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China, Beijing.
    Thesis Title: Essays on Delegated Portfolio Management
  • Marvin Siepman
    Thesis Title (MPhil in Finance): Two essays on hedge fund risks and returns

2009/10

  • Fabian Garavito, Global Asset Allocation & Alternative Investments Research Team, JP Morgan
    Thesis Title: Essays on delegated asset management
  • Marco Protopapa, Vice President, Euro Area Economic Research, J.P. Morgan
    First placement: Economist, European Central Bank
    Thesis Title (MPhil in Finance): An Essay in Corporate Finance, Managerial Incentives, Financial Constraints and Ownership Concentration.

2008/9

  • Jan Bena - Assistant Professor of Finance, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
    Thesis Title: Essays on the Interaction between Financial Development and Real Economy
  • Alexander Bleck - Assistant Professor of Accounting, Chicago Booth
    Thesis Title: Disclosure and Trading Games in Financial Markets
  • Pierre Chaigneau - Assistant Professor of Finance, HEC Montreal
    Thesis Title: Essays on CEO Compensation
  • Anisha Ghosh - Assistant Professor of Finance, Carnegie Mellon, Tepper School of Business
    Thesis Title: Essays in Asset Pricing
  • Keun Jung Lee
    Thesis Title: Three Essays in Corporate Governance in Korea
  • Christian Reusch - Quantitative Analyst, Wadhwani Asset Management
    Thesis Title: On the non-linear dynamics of financial market risk and liquidity
  • Nikolaj Schmidt
    Thesis Title: Essays in Financial Intermediation

2007/8

2006/7

  • Valentina Bruno, Assistant Professor, Finance and Real Estate Department, American University
    Thesis Title: Three Essays in Corporate Governance
  • Michael Gabor Kollo, PhD 2007, Head of Quantitative Research and Risk, Renaissance Asset Managers
    First placement: PhD Associate, BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
    Thesis Title: Essays on Financial Intermediation
  • Xuewen Liu, PhD 2007, Lecturer, Imperial College London
    Thesis Title: Essays on Corporate Finance under Information Asymmetry

2005/6

  • Peter Kondor, PhD 2006, Associate Professor of Economics, Central European University
    First placement: Assistant Professor, Chicago Booth (formerly Chicago GSB)
    Thesis Title: Higher-Order Expectations, Risky Arbitrage and Professional Investors
  • Beatriz Mariano, PhD 2006, University Carlos III of Madrid
    Thesis Title: Asymmetries of information in financial markets with applications to debt regeneration and financial certification 
  • Freyan Panthaki, PhD 2006, Equity Derivatives & Synthetics Strategy, Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong
    First placement: Global Equity Derivatives Strategy, Deutsche Bank, New York
    Thesis Title: Foreign Exchange Market Reactions to News: A Microstructure Analysis of Returns, Volatility and Order Flow from the Reuters D2000-2 Electronic Trading System

2004/5

  • Andy Jobst, PhD 2005, Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    Thesis Title: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Asset Securisation: Risk Modelling, Security Design and Market Pricing
  • Max Bruche, PhD 2005, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Cass Business School
    First placement: Assistant Professor of Economics, CEMFI
    Thesis Title: Structural Models of Corporate Bond Prices
  • Spyros Pagratis, PhD 2005, Lecturer in Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business
    First placement: Economist, Bank of England
    Thesis Title: Asymmetric Information in Financial Economics: Asset Pricing, Liquidity Pricing and the Resolution of Financial Distress
  • Paolo Colla, PhD 2005, Bocconi University
    Thesis Title: Essays on Non-Fundamental Speculation, Trading Behaviour and Strategic Information Sharing
  • Hassan Syed Naqvi, PhD 2005, Assistant Professor of Finance, National University of Singapore
    Thesis Title: Essays on Financial Crisis: Implications for Debt-Pricing, Bail Outs and Resource Allocation

2001/2

  • Robert Kozowski, PhD 2002, Associate Professor, Imperial College London
    First placement: Assistant Professor, INSEAD
    Thesis Title: Essays on Mutual Fund Performance: Statistical Significance, Persistence and Business Cycle Time-Variation
  • Jinhui Luo, PhD 2002, Researcher, Barclays Global Investors

2000/1

  • Andrew Ellul, PhD 2001, Assistant Professor of Finance, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

1999/2000

1998/9

  • Ulrike Hoffman-Burchardi, PhD 1999, Tudor Investments

1996/7

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