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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 2014-2015, you must submit your application by 1 June 2014. 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.|

2013- 2014


Adrien Matray is a PhD candidate in Finance at HEC-Paris under the supervision of David Thesmar. Before beginning his PhD he did a MA in Economics at the Paris School of Economics in 2009 and a MA in Finance at the Ecole Polytechnique in 2008. His research focuses on the real effects of banking deregulation, behavioural economics and finance, entrepreneurship, household finance, housing and testing macroeconomic theories using micro data. In behavioural finance he's especially interested in understanding how people evaluate risks and what are the biases that could lead to systemic errors (such as overconfidence, bounded rationality, and availability bias). Adrien is applying these questions to both firms and households. His research on housing focuses both on “macro” questions (the effect of housing bubbles for firm costs, local employment) and on the effects for households, such as whether they understand the risks associated with ARM mortgages or how a decrease in their credit constraint interacts with biases such as bounded rationality or impatience. Adrien is visiting the FMG from September 2013 to September 2014.


 Short biographies for past visiting scholars are available here.|