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. Candidates for the 2018–2019 job market are below.    

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Accounting

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Raphael Duguay

"The Economic Consequences of Financial Statement Audit Regulation in the Charitable Sector" Christian Leuz Financial-Reporting Regulation, Auditing, Governance, Nonprofit Sector
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Sehwa Kim

"Do Delays in Banks' Loan Loss Provisioning Affect Economic Downturns? Evidence from the US Housing Market" Philip Berger Financial Regulation and Reporting, Financial Institutions, Corporate Taxation  Website
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Jinzhi Lu

"Limited Attention: Implications for Accounting Aggregation" Haresh Sapra Limited Attention and Its Application in Accounting, Coordination Games, Feedback Effects of Short Selling Website
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Anya Nakhmurina

"Can Fiscal Monitoring Make Better Governments? Evidence from US Municipalities" Abbie Smith Financial Reporting and Disclosure, Monitoring and Agency Problems, Political Economy of Finance, Municipal Governance and Finance Website
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Ling Yang

"Why Was Loan Loss Provisioning Delayed During the 2008 Financial Crisis? An Information Quality-Based Explanation" Hans Christensen Bank Accounting, Regulation of Financial Intermediaries CV
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Econometrics and Statistics

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Charles Zou

"Learning-by-Doing and Preference Discovery in Video Game Play Data" Pradeep Chintagunta and Ruey Tsay Consumer Learning, Multiple Discrete-Continuity, Social and Competitive Effects CV
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Economics

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Justin Leung

"How Do Government Transfer Payments Affect Retail Prices and Welfare? Evidence from SNAP" Marianne Bertrand Labor Economics, Public Economics Website
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Jung Sakong

"Cyclical Housing Transactions and Wealth Inequality" Amir Sufi Household Finance, Applied Microeconomics, Financial Economics, Real Estate Website
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Hee Kwon (Samuel) Seo

"Clocking the Cost of Human Capital: Experimental Evidence from Rural Tanzania" Michael Greenstone Development Economics (Emphasis on Education), Energy Economics, Public Finance, Health Economics Website
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Finance

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Peter Chen

"Mergers, Aggregate Productivity, and Markup" Brent Neiman and Eric Zwick Corporate Finance, Applied Macroeconomics, Applied Industrial Organization Website
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John Shim

"Arbitrage Comovement”
Eric Budish and Lubos Pastor Empirical Asset Pricing, Financial Market Design, Market Microstructure Website
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Xiao Zhang

"Expectation Error" Amir Sufi Corporate Finance, Restructuring, Textual Analysis, Empirical Finance Website
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Joint Program in Financial Economics

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Klakow Akepanidtaworn

"Can Institutional Investors Trade On News? Evidence from Macroeconomic and firm-level Announcements" Randall Kroszner Empirical Asset Pricing, Institutional Investors, Performance Evaluation, Macroeconomics Website
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Michael Barnett

"A Run on Oil: Climate Policy, Stranded Assets, and Asset Prices" Lars Hansen and Pietro Veronesi Asset Pricing, Macroeconomics, Climate Change, and Energy Economics Website
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Gregory Buchak

"Financing the Gig Economy" Amit Seru and Amir Sufi Consumer Finance, Financial Intermediation, Financial Regulation, Corporate Finance Website
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Alejandro Hoyos Suarez

"Clientele Political Ideology and Asset Prices" Pietro Veronesi Financial Economics, Asset Pricing, Macroeconomics Website
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Paymon Khorrami

"The Risk of Risk-Sharing: Diversification and Boom-Bust Cycles" Lars Hansen and Zhiguo He Financial Economics, Asset Pricing, Macroeconomics with Heterogeneity Website
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Johnathan Loudis

"Stock Price Reactions to the Information and Bias in Analyst-Expected Returns" Stefan Nagel and Bryan Kelly Empirical Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Financial Economics Website
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Willem van Vliet

"Connections as Jumps - Estimating Financial Interconnectedness from Market Data" Lars Hansen Financial Networks, Systemic Risk, Financial Economics, Asset Pricing Website
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Yiyao Wang

"Collateral as Hostage, Risk Taking, and Repo Runs" Douglas Diamond Financial Crisis, Collateralized Debt, Financial Intermediation, Financial Economics Website
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Xun (Douglas) Xu

"Money Creation by Illiquid Banks: A Theory of Bank Market Regulation and Liquidity Regulation" Douglas Diamond and Zhiguo He Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance, Frictions in Financial Markets, Microeconomics Theory Website
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Marketing

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Jae Hyen Chung

"Estimation of Sequential Search Model" Pradeep Chintagunta and Ruey Tsay Online Consumer Search, Consideration Set Formation, Consumer Learning
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Hye-young Kim

"The Bidirectional Dynamic Between Anthropomorphic Entities and Consumers: The Effect of Anthropomorphism on Product Evaluation, Prosocial Behavior, and Person Perception" Ann L. McGill Consumer Behavior, Social Judgement and Decision Making, Goal Pursuit  Website
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Yiwen (Shirley) Zhang

"A Dragging-Down Effect: Consumer Decisions in Response to Unit-Price Increases" Christopher K. Hsee and Abigail B. Sussman Consumer Behavior, Judgment and Decision Making, Choice Architecture, Goals and Motivation Website
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Joint Program in Psychology and Business

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