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Ph.D. Graduate Huan Tang Wins the 2020 AQR Top Finance Graduate Award

The HEC Paris Finance Department is proud to announce that HEC Ph.D. student Huan Tang is one of the six winners of the 2020 AQR Top Finance Graduate Award. 

huan tang award

This prize rewards the six best students in finance in the world. It’s the most prestigious award is in this field for doctoral students! AQR recognizes the graduates specializing in financial economics pursuing degrees in any field of study, for example business or economics, whose dissertation and broader research potential carry the greatest promise of making an impact on financial practice and academia.

Huan works on the value that consumers place on the privacy of information in online bank lending platforms, under the supervision of Johan Hombert, HEC Paris Professor of Finance. 

In an interview for Knowledge@HEC, Huan Tang and her supervisor, Professor Johan Hombert, explain what her research brings to the field of data privacy in online banking and FinTechs. 

"The HEC Paris Finance Department is proud to see the impact Huan’s research is making. Huan is now joining the London School of Economics as an assistant professor of finance, thereby continuing the exceptional track record of placement of HEC finance Ph.D. graduates (in recent years, HEC finance Ph.D. graduates were hired by universities such as MIT, Harvard Business School, Princeton and Wharton)." - Johan Hombert

Learn more in the interview here: How Much Consumers Value Data Privacy: Evidence from Online Borrowers.



Learn about the 2020 winners and the selection committee here.

Sign up to the online event « AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS » (Copenhagen Business School », on September 21, 2020, here.