Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC) and the Department of Finance at Copenhagen Business School are proud to host the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS on June 11, 2015.
This award recognizes the most promising finance PhD graduates in 2015. Specifically, the award recognizes the graduates specializing in financial economics pursuing degrees in any field of study, e.g. business or economics, whose dissertation and broader research potential carry the greatest promise of making an impact on the finance practice and academia.
The winners will receive a cash prize of a total of 10.000 USD sponsored by AQR and present their research in Copenhagen on June 11, 2015.
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Moral Hazard and the Optimality of Debt
Benjamin Hébert, PhD from Harvard University
Financing Constraints as Barriers to Innovation: Evidence from R&D Grants to Energy Startups
Sabrina Howell, PhD from Harvard University
Concentrated Capital Losses and the Pricing of Corporate Credit Risk
Emil Siriwardane, PhD from NYU Stern School of Business
A Speculative Asset Pricing Model of Financial Instability
Lawrence Jin, PhD from Yale School of Management
Spurious Factors in Linear Asset Pricing Models
Svetlana Bryzgalova, PhD from London School of Economics
Climbing and Falling Off the Ladder: Asset Pricing Implications of Labor Market Event Risk
Lawrence Schmidt, PhD from University of California, San Diego
No participation fee, but registration required due to limited space.