AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS

Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC) and the Department of Finance at Copenhagen Business School are proud to host the sixth AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS on June 8, 2018.


This award recognizes the most promising finance PhD graduates in 2018. Specifically, 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 the finance practice and academia.


Winners 2018


Laura Blattner, Harvard University

Emanuele Colonnelli, Stanford University

Niels Joachim Gormsen, Copenhagen Business School

Kilian Huber, London School of Economics

Yiming Ma, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Yueran Ma, Harvard University

Scott Nelson, MIT Economics



The winners will receive a cash prize of a total of 10.000 USD sponsored by AQR and present their research in Copenhagen on June 8, 2018.


The event starts in the morning, includes a lunch, and ends in the afternoon.

Award Selection Committee: 



Please note, the Award Selection Committee conducts an independent search for candidates so candidates cannot apply for this award. If you would like to participate in this event and see the best research by the new crop of graduates, please sign up on this website.


Extended deadline for registration is May 31, 2018 at noon and the event is free of charge.




Please note the following:


  • Your registration is only valid, once you have received an email confirmation from the conference system. Please make sure to check your email for your registration confirmation.
  • We have a limited number of seats available for this event, so in the event that you will not be able to come, please cancel your registration as soon as possible by emailing Julie de Molade:
  • We would like to inform you that for marketing purposes photos may be taken during the event. 


Copenhagen Business School (CBS) - Room SPS12, Solbjerg Plads 3 - 2000 - Frederiksberg - +45 38153815