PhD Program

Job Market Candidates

Chicago Booth PhD students are innovative researchers who have been exposed to some of the best ideas and teaching in the world. Trained to constantly question and test ideas, they are prepared to push their research to the highest level in a demanding environment.

If you are interested in students in the Economics dissertation area, please contact Professor Canice Prendergast. If you are interested in students in our other dissertation areas, please contact Malaina Brown.

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Accounting

Student
Dissertation Title
Dissertation Chair(s)
Research Interests
Contact Info
Matthew Bloomfield "Product Market Competition, Disclosure, and Strategic Delegation: Evidence From Revenue-Based Compensation Christian Leuz Executive Compensation/Strategic Delegation, Earnings Management/Earnings Equality, Real Effects of Disclosure, Capital Market Regulation, Industrial Organization, Dynamic Decision Making Email
CV
Website
Jung Ho Choi "Accrual Accounting and Resource Allocation: A General Equilibrium Analysis" Philip Berger Real Effects of Accounting, Earnings Quality, Aggregate Earnings, Voluntary Disclosure, and Macroeconomics Email
CV
Website
Heemin
Lee
"Does the Threat of Whistleblowing Reduce Accounting Fraud?" Philip Berger Accounting Fraud, Whistleblowing, Internal Controls, Accounting Standards, Disclosure, Capital Market Regulations
Email
CV
Website
Sorabh Tomar Firm Responses to Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Disclosure Hans Christensen, Christian Leuz Reporting Regulation, Real Effects of Disclosure, Analyst and Management Forecasts Email
CV
Website

Behavioral Science

Student Dissertation Title Dissertation Chair(s) Research Interests Contact Info
Sarah Molouki
"Who Will I Be Tomorrow? An Analysis of the Determinants of Concern for One's Own Future Welfare"
Daniel Bartels, Oleg Urminsky
Self-perception, Intertemporal Choice, Memory and Prospection, Decision Making
Email
CV
Website

Finance/Joint Program in Financial Economics

Student Dissertation Title Dissertation Chair(s) Research Interests Contact Info
Simcha Barkai "Declining Labor and Capital Shares"
Amir Sufi Macroeconomics, Finance, Applied Economics Email
CV
Website
Ben Charoenwong "Capital Structure and Supply Chain Network Formation in Multi-Tiered Production" Gregor Matvos, Amit Seru Corporate Finance, Networks, Agency Conflicts, Regulation, Empirical Asset Pricing  Email
CV
Website
Hyunsoo
Doh
"Capital Immobility, Recovery Rate Dynamics, and Financial Contagion" Fernando Alvarez, Zhuiguo He Corporate Finance, Macroeconomics, Asset Pricing Email
CV
Website
Yunzhi
Hu
"Recovery Dynamics: An Explanation of Bank Screening and Entrepreneur Entry" Douglas Diamond, Zhiguo He Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance, Macro Finance Email
CV
Website
N. Aaron
Pancost 
"Do Financial Factors Drive Aggregate Productivity? Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Establishments" Lars Peter Hansen Macroeconomics, Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing Email
CV
Website
Tarik
Umar
"Attention Grabbers when Seeking Alpha" Lubos Pastor, Kelly Shue Investor Behavior, Asset Management, Corporate Finance, and Asset pricing  Email
CV
Website
Alexander Zentefis "Bank Net Worth and Frustrated Monetary Policy" Douglas Diamond, Stavros Panageas Macro-finance, Banking, Asset Pricing, IO Email
CV
Website

Management Science/Operations Management

Student Dissertation Title Dissertation Chair(s) Research Interests Contact Info
Xiaoshan Peng "Performance Analysis and Control of Queuing Systems with (Endogenous) Abandonments" Baris Ata Dynamic Control of Stochastic Systems, Managing Service Systems with Forecast, Queuing Theory, Applied Probability Email
CV
Website
Adam Schultz
John Birge, Bora Keskin Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing, Exploration-Exploitation Tradeoff, Empirical Operations Management Email
Website
CV
Luyi
Yang
"Innovative Mechanisms in Managing Customer Access to Congested Services"
Laurens Debo Service Operations, Revenue Management and Mechanism Design, Operations-marketing Interface, Healthcare and Public Policy Email
CV
Website
 

Marketing

Student Dissertation Title Dissertation Chair(s) Research Interests Contact Info
Andrey Simonov

"Government Control in the Online News Markets"

Pradeep Chintagunta and Jean-Pierre Dube Quantitative Marketing, Online Advertising, Media Economics Email
CV
Website
Mike Thomas "Targeting Demand Forecasts with Advertising" Gunter Hitsch Quantitative Marketing, Industrial Organization, Advertising, Estimation Methods
Email
CV
Website
Kaitlin Woolley "Immediate Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation"
 Ayelet Fishbach Consumer Behavior, Goals, Motivation Email
CV
Website
 
"Do Financial Factors Drive Aggregate Productivity? Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Establishments"