PhD Training

In order to enhance the preparation of our Ph.D. students, The Louvain Finance research group organizes at least 4 Ph.D. training/year and the European edition of the So.Fi.E. training courses. The goal of these trainings is: (i) to expose our students to the most recent and innovative techniques to perform research in finance and (ii) to allow interactions between international scholars and our students. The trainings are open to Ph.D. students of all institutions and to members of the private sector willing to enhance their skills in specific topics. Our trainings cover all area of finance: corporate finance, quantitative finance, behavioural finance, financial econometrics, etc. In previous edition of our trainings, we had the pleasure to welcome Eric Ghysels (UNC), Allan Timmermann (USCD, Rady School of Management) Eric Renault (Brown University), Marco Pagano (University of Neaples), Thierry Foucalt (HEC), Frank Diebold (UPenn), Murillo Campello (Cornell), Mike West (Duke), David Lando (Copenhagen Business School), Damiano Brigo (Imperial College), and Kenneth Singleton (Stanford), among others.

For the academic year 2017-2018, our training focused on Big Data in finance (by Domenico Giannone of the Federal Reserve Board and Giorgio Primiceri from Northwestern University) and on Identification strategies in finance (by Murillo Campello from Cornell University).