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Visiting scholars

Visiting scholar applications for each academic year are accepted up until the 1st of June of the previous academic year. So if you wish to visit the Financial Markets Group (FMG) during the academic year 2016-2017, you must submit your application by 1 June 2016. For information on how to apply please email fmg@lse.ac.uk

Please note that those who visit the FMG don't have formal Visiting Research Student (VRS) status. In order to get VRS status students should apply to an academic department (such as the Departments of Finance or Economics). More information about VRS is available here.


Zinnedine Alla (2015/16 academic year) – Sciences Po

Egle Karmaziene (2015/16 academic year) – Stockholm School of Economics

Paola Pederzoli (January to August 2016) – Swiss Finance Institute

Danny Stutz (MT 2015) – WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany

Tomas Williams (MT 2015) – Pompeu Fabra

João Magro and Diogo Matos Mendes (January to May 2016) – NOVA School of Business & Economics

2014- 2015

Daniel Herbold

Daniel Herbold is a PhD candidate at Goethe University Frankfurt under the supervision of Guido Friebel. He holds a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Quantitative Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt. Daniel is a microeconomist who specialises in organisational economics and contract theory. He is especially interested in the provision of incentives in organisations and the economics of relationships. In his job market paper, Daniel investigates the impact of on-the-job search by workers on the incentive structure and the shape of optimal incentive contracts in organisations. Daniel is visiting the FMG for the duration of Michaelmas term 2014.


Jim Goldman

Jim Goldman is a PhD candidate at INSEAD advised by Joel Peress, Denis Gromb and Maria Guadalupe. He holds an MS in Management from Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay Brussels School) and an MSc in Economics and Finance from Warwick University.  Jim’s empirical research studies the interactions between financial markets and firms’ organisational choices, with a particular focus on innovation, governance and multinational activity. Jim is visiting the FMG for the 2014-15 academic year.


Jovan Stojkovic

Jovan Stojkovic is a PhD candidate at University of Lugano and the Swiss Finance Institute University under the supervision of Alberto Plazzi. He holds an MSc in Quantitative Finance form the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, an MSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Economics from State University of New York at Stony Brook. The primary interest of his PhD is to study how private firms interact with different financial markets and how investors react to them. Jovan uses both theoretical and empirical approaches to address some of the following questions, “How much and why is IPO underpricing related to investors’ flipping behaviour?”, “How do diverse risks and premiums drive the price of CDSs issued on private firms, and are there arbitrage opportunities in their CDS-Bond bases?”, and finally “How are CDS and equity markets segmented?” The answers lead to diverse explanations of new private firm-investor interactions, risks premiums, and novel limits to arbitrage opportunities. Jovan is visiting the FMG for the entirety of the 2014-15 academic year.


Short biographies for past visiting scholars are available here.