We are delighted to announce that Finance PhD candidate Joanne Chen has been awarded the Financial Theory Group's runner up prize for the best paper in finance theory on the job market 2022, for her work on Optimal Managerial Authority.
The prestigious annual award seeks the best work from PhD students across the world. Joanne's success continues a remarkable run for LSE PhD students in recent years. In 2021 Yue Yuan won First Prize, following a First Prize for Brandon Han in 2019.
The FTG aims to foster and advance theoretical research in financial economics, especially in the areas of corporate finance, financial institutions, and financial markets. Joanne, along with this year's winner Dan Luo (Stanford), has now been invited to join the group. We wish her every success in the future as she moves on to Boston University as Assistant Professor of Finance.