PhD Program

Finance
Joint Program in Financial Economics

Finance

The finance program is concerned with such areas as (1) the behavior and determinants of security prices, including stocks, bonds, options, and futures; (2) the financing and investment decisions of firms; (3) corporate governance; and (4) the management and regulation of financial institutions. Students take courses from both Chicago Booth and the university's Department of Economics as part of their training.

The finance program also offers the Joint Program in Financial Economics which is run jointly by Chicago Booth and the Department of Economics in the Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.

For details on the specifics of finance as a dissertation area, see General Examination Requirements - By Area in the PhD Program Guidebook (PDF).

To learn more about the research being done by current PhD students, please view a listing of proposals and defenses across dissertation areas.

For finance faculty, please access our faculty directory to sort by academic area.

RECENT FINANCE/JOINT PROGRAM IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT

Academic & Research Employment (Listed by Year of Employment)

*indicates Joint Program in Financial Economics graduate

2014

Maryam Farboodi*
Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistant Professor effective 7/1/15)
Department of Economics
Princeton University

Roie Hauser
Assistant Professor of Finance
Fox School of Business
Temple University

Shrihari Santosh
Assistant Professor of Finance
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland

2013

Serhiy Kozak*
Assistant Professor of Finance
Ross School of Business
University of Michigan

Yoshio Nozawa*
Economist
Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Brian Weller*
Assistant Professor of Finance
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

2012

Marianne Andries
Assistant Professor
Toulouse School of Economics

Jaroslav Borovicka*
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
New York University

Timothy Dore
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Business School
Harvard University

Valentin Haddad*
Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Princeton University

2011

Nina Boyarchenko* 
Economist
Capital Markets Function 
Federal Bank of New York

Michael Gofman
Assistant Professor of Finance
Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Revansiddha Khanapure
Assistant Professor of Finance
Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics
University of Delaware

Mathias Kronlund
Lecturer of Finance
College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Yian Liu
Assistant Professor of Finance
Cox School of Business
Southern Methodist University

Asaf Manela
Assistant Professor of Finance
Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis

Alan Moreira*
Assistant Professor of Finance 
Yale School of Management
Yale University

2010

Wesley Gray
Assistant Professor of Finance
LeBow College of Business
Drexel University

Christopher Hrdlicka 
Assistant Professor of Finance
Foster School of Business
University of Washington

Roni Kisin
Assistant Professor of Finance
Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis

Christian Opp
Assistant Professor of Finance
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Shastri Sandy
Assistant Professor
Trulaske College of Business
University of Missouri

Alexi Savov
Assistant Professor of Finance
Stern School of Business
New York University

2009

Maxim Mironov
Assistant Professor
Instituta de Empresa Business School

David Solomon
Assistant Professor of Finance
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California 

2008

Itzhak Ben-David
Assistant Professor of Finance
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University

Philip Maymin
Assistant Professor of Finance and Risk Engineering
Polytechnic Institute of New York University 

Marcus Opp
Assistant Professor of Finance
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Luke Taylor
Assistant Professor of Finance
The Wharton School
The University of Pennsylvania

2007

Hui Chen
Assistant Professor of Finance
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Arthur Korteweg
Assistant Professor of Finance
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University

Nick Roussanov
Assistant Professor of Finance
The Wharton School
The University of Pennsylvania

Jin Xu
Assistant Professor of Finance
Krannert School of Management
Purdue University 

2006

Lars Ola Bengtsson
Assistant Professor of Finance
Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University 

Vito Gala
Assistant Professor of Finance
London Business School

Lukasz Pomorski
Assistant Professor of Finance
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto

Berk Sensoy
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

2005

Efraim Benmelech
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Harvard University 

Huafeng Jason Chen
Assistant Professor of Finance
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia

Lauren Cohen
Assistant Professor of Finance
School of Management
Yale University 

Stephanie Curcuru 
Economist 
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, D.C. 

David Greenberg 
Economist 
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Michal Pakos
Assistant Professor of Finance
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University

Krishnamurthy Subramanian
Assistant Professor of Finance
Goizueta Business School
Emory University

Frank (Fang) Yu
Senior Lecturer, Finance Department
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota

Nonacademic Employment (Listed by Year of Employment)

2014

Filipe Calaim Correia De Lacerda
Associate
Cornerstone Research

Rui Cui*
Vice President
Daley and Tang Partners

Avihay Rapaport*
Director
UBS

2013

Ramanadh Chivukula
Investment Banking Associate
JP Morgan

Teresa Lwin
Senior Associate
ValueScope

Diogo Palhares*
Research Associate
AQR Capital Management

Andrius Staisiunas
Senior Research Associate
Quantitative Equities
Millennium Management LLC

2012

Jhe Yun
Associate
Quantitative Research
AlphaWorks Capital Management, LLC

2011

Savina Rizova
Research Associate
Dimensional Fund Advisors

2010

Denis Chaves
Senior Researcher
Research Affiliates

2008

Raife Giovinazzo
Research Associate
Barclays Global Investors

Mark Klebanov
Associate
Ziff Brothers Investments

Marlena Lee
Research Associate
Dimensional Fund Advisors

2007

Per Axelson
Senior Associate
CRA International, Boston

Tony Tang
Research Associate
Barclays Global Investors

2005

Josh Schaeffer
Manager
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, New York, NY


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