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The Finance specialization trains world-class researchers in financial economics.

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Whether you want to work on theoretical corporate finance or empirical market microstructure, there are several professors who can advise and guide you.

Pekka Honkanen

PhD Student, Finance


The Finance specialization trains world-class researchers in financial economics. Rooted in the philosophy that scholarship in finance requires solid foundations in economics, students are trained  with a dual goal of being well-grounded in economics and of acquiring a broad horizon in finance and its major fields, such as corporate finance, asset pricing and investments, market microstructure, and banking.

Our finance students receive rigorous training in micro and macroeconomics, game theory, econometrics, and in all major areas of finance. Current dissertation topics include asset pricing, corporate finance, banking, market microstructure, and household finance. 


Main field courses (non-exhaustive list)

  • Advanced Asset Pricing
  • Asset Pricing
  • Banking and Financial Intermediation
  • Digital Currencies and  Blockchains
  • Market Microstructure
  • Topics in Finance


Research Seminars

Most academic departments organize research seminars on a regular basis as well as many other academic events. Students are encouraged to join these seminars already from the first year of studies. They give students a good idea of what they are expected to produce. They are also a good way to socialize with the professors of the departments and the other PhD students. Most of these research seminars are available to all PhD students from all specializations.

Students may join courses from other specializations or partner universities to broaden their knowledge.


PhD Coordinator

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Stefano Lovo
Professor of Finance



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