EDHEC PhD in Finance Forum 2021

Each year, we normally hold the EDHEC PhD in Finance Forum in London where our PhD candidates and graduates present their research to academics and finance practitioners. The pandemic makes it impossible to meet face-to-face therefore to allow remote participation, we are organizing the forum online on 26 May 2021.

EDHEC’s PhD in Finance programme has two objectives: to be academically excellent and make a difference in finance and business practice.  An academically rigorous programme tailored specifically to the needs of the finance professional.

Our experience running the PhD programme over the last ten years strongly suggests that experienced professionals with a strong academic background are capable of high-quality academic research with potential to make a difference in both academia and practice.

Successful completion of a PhD from students who combine a full-time job with the many challenges of academic study requires discipline, motivation, perseverance, tenacity and tremendous determination.  We are, therefore, especially proud of all our 60 graduates and their publication record of 53 research papers in top academic and professional journals. 

The digital edition of the EDHEC PhD in Finance Forum 2021 will share the research findings of five of our PhD candidates and graduates, fostering interaction between practitioners and faculty

We are extremely grateful to Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business, for agreeing to be the keynote speaker of our upcoming event.

We will be delighted to welcome you to this event.

Registration (close on May 25 at 17:00 BST)

Upon invitation only, the forum is free but registration is required. The PhD in Finance Forum takes place on Zoom (the link to join the forum will be sent 24 hours before the event) and the indicated time of the agenda is the British Summer Time (BST) 

What’s on the agenda?

Research Presentations

Finding Value Using Momentum

Speaker: Bijon Pani, PhD (2020)

Ambiguous Text

Speaker: Eric Tham, PhD (2021)

Investment Impact in General Equilibrium 

Speaker: Jonathan Harris, PhD (2019)

Strategic Trading when the Market Maker Has a Monopoly on Short-Lived Information

Speaker: Vladislav Gounas, PhD candidate

Mispricing, Short-sale Constraints, and the Cross-section of Option Returns

Speaker: Lakshmi Shankar Ramachandran, PhD (2014)

Keynote Speech

Reforming the U.S. Treasury market -- Lessons Learned from the Covid Crisis

Speaker: Darrell Duffie, Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business

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EDHEC PhD in Finance Forum 2019

EDHEC PhD in Finance Forum 2018