PhD Training


The Louvain Finance research group organizes major national and international events in the field of finance. In recent years, Louvain Finance has taken the lead in the organization of prestigious events such as the Financial Research Seminar Series in cooperation with the National Bank of Belgium and all Belgian universities, the Belgian Financial Research Forum, the European edition of the So.Fi.E. training courses in financial econometrics school,  Ph.D. courses in corporate fianance, quantitative finance, behavioural finance, macro-finance, etc. In the last two years, we had the pleasure to receive the visit of Professors Lasse Pedersen, Marco Pagano, Thierry Foucalt, Lars Peter Hansen, John Cochrane, John Campbell, Viral Acharya, Frank Diebold, Murillo Campello, Glenn Rudebush, Mike West, David Lando, Damiano Brigo, Damir Filipovic, Kenneth Singleton Andrew Lo, and Darrel Duffie. Professor Bengt Holmström will also visit us in the near future.

Key Events for 2018

May 2018
Ph.D course on “Identification strategies in finance” by Murillo Campello (Cornell University)

June 1, 2018
Belgian Research Financial Forum with Darrell Duffie (Stanford University)

June 4-8, 2018
Brussels SoFiE Financial Econometrics School on “Big data in finance and economics” by Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern University) and Domenico Giannone (NY Fed)

October 2018
Seminar by Bengt Holmstrom (MIT, Nobel Prize Laureate)

Upcoming Events

Finance Seminar

Gradojevic Nikola, University of Guelph

Brexit and foreign exchange market expectations: Could it have been predicted? Gradojevic Nikola, University of Guelph In order to gauge foreign exchange market expectations prior to and...
Finance Seminar

Anh Le, Penn State

Tractabel Term-Structure Models and the Zero Lower Bound Anh Le, Penn State We greatly expand the space of tractable term-structure models. Key to our approach is a direct specification of...
Finance Seminar

Bengt Holmström (Nobel Laureate)

TBA Bengt Holmström (Nobel Laureate)