Promising future for PhD Graduate in Finance, Jean-Noël Barrot

3 July 2013

Jean-Noël Barrot, a newly graduated PhD student at HEC Paris, has won the Top Finance Graduate Award, which recognizes the most promising finance PhD graduates in 2013. The ceremony award was hosted by the Department of Finance at Copenhagen Business School on May 31st, 2013.

Promising future for PhD Student in Finance, Jean-Noël Barrot

Each year, the award recognizes the graduates specializing in financial economics pursuing degrees in any field of study, e.g. business or economics, whose dissertation and broader research potential carry the greatest promise of making an impact on finance practice and academia. Before being awarded by Lars Rohde, Governor of the Central Bank of Denmark, Jean-Noël presented his most recent research that covers the effect of trade credit on competition and entrepreneurship and the behavior of individual investors during the recent financial crisis.
Jean-Noël has spent the past five years at HEC Paris researching entrepreneurial finance. “Writing a PhD thesis at HEC Paris has been very rewarding,” he says. “I really believe that faculty members invest a lot in students. Thanks to their guidance and support, I had the opportunity to present my work in major academic conferences around the world.” Jean-Noël’s research articles were presented to around 20 universities in the US and in Europe. His work was also awarded London Business School’s 2012 Coller Prize in Private Equity Research and the 2013 AFFI-Fnege Prize.
What’s next? The prestigious MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)! He has accepted a position at the Sloan School of Management as Assistant Professor of Finance after also receiving job offers from Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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