7th CEMS PhD. Course in Finance

LOURIM Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons


Identification Strategies in Business and Finance by Murillo Campello (Cornell University)
December 12-13, 2016 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Organized by LFIN, CORE, ILSM and LSM



This is a thorough PhD level class covering modern empirical work. For concreteness, the course is designed to help students understand how to operationalize empirical research on topics that are central to empirical finance and business. The overarching goal is to expose students to “state-of-the-art” empirical research methods and prepare them to conduct their own work using new tools. All students with an interest in finance, economics, accounting, human resources, and related disciplines are welcome to take it.


Day 1

Morning Session: Course Introduction & Endogeneity & Treatment Effects Framework
Afternoon Session: Empirical Methods I & II and Difference-in-Differences & LATE Estimators

Day 2

Morning Session: Empirical Methods II & III and Instrumental Variables & Regression Discontinuity Design
Afternoon Session: Empirical Methods III and Matching Estimators


List of topics and reading materials

Fees and inscription

In order to participate, send the registration form to catherine.germain@uclouvain.be with a proof of payment before 31/11/2016. The number of participant is limited. Participation costs are:
- 100 € for Ph.D. students;
- 200 € for postdocs or academics
- for others: 400 € for two-day course .

Registration costs cover only the 2-day course, the course material, breakfasts and lunches.
The course is free for UCL members


The course will be held in the premises of the Université catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve.More precisely, Salle Urbain Vaes in the Doyen Building located Place des Doyens 1.



Prof. Leonardo Iania and Prof. Guilhem Bascle

Published on November 25, 2016