Five new alumni for the EDHEC PhD in Finance programme

Written on 03 March 2021.


In the past months, five PhD candidates coming from Korea, Singapore or the USA, all executive track participants, successfully defended their doctoral theses. Due the unprecedented Covid-19 situation, these defences chaired by the PhD programme director Prof. Nikolaos Tessaromatis took place online. The diverse research topics of these new PhD alumni can be found below and abstracts are available here.  

"Essays on Human Capital and on Momentum"

by Jason Ha

External Examiner: Ahmet Karagozoglu (Hofstra University)
Advisor: Frank Fabozzi

"Government Bonds in Emerging Asia: Term Structure Models and Style Factors"

by Cheryl Lim

External Examiner: Scott Joslin (USC Marshall School of Business)
Advisor: Abraham Lioui

"Essays on Equity Strategies using Fundamental Momentum"

 by Bijon Pani

External Examiner: Ahmet Karagozoglu (Hofstra University)
Advisor: Frank Fabozzi

"Essays on Sentiment in Asset Pricing"

by Eric Tham

External Examiner: Harrison Hong (Columbia University)
Advisor: Laurent Calvet

“ETFs and Market Equilibrium: Evidence from FX and Equity”

by Sanjay Misra

External Examiner: Dimitris Korobilis (University of Glasgow)
Advisor: Abraham Lioui

All candidates work individually with programme faculty on dissertation topics selected for their academic and industry relevance and according to each candidate’s research interests and professional goals. The dissertation should make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and practices in the field and should be of sufficient originality and quality for publication in leading peer-reviewed journals.

Dissertation work starts in the first year of the programme with the drafting of a proposal to be submitted at the beginning of the second year and intensifies as course requirements wane. PhD candidates are required to communicate the progress of their dissertation research to faculty and peers at two formal presentations scheduled in the second and third years of the programme. The dissertation should be completed and defended at the end of the third year of the programme. During all phases of the dissertation process, candidates work closely with their advisor.

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