AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS 2019

 

 

 

 

Winners 2019

 

  • Gregory Buchak, PhD from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business: Financing the Gig Economy. Now Assistant Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Lorena Keller, PhD from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management: Capital Controls and Risk Misallocation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Now Assistant Professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Claudia Robles Garcia, PhD from London School of Economics: Competition and Incentives in Mortgage Markets: The Role of Brokers. Now Assistant Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Olivier Wang, PhD from MIT Economics: Banks, Low Interest Rates, and Monetary Policy Transmission. Now Assistant Professor at NYU Stern.
  • Chenzi Xu, PhD from Harvard University: Reshaping Global Trade: The Immediate and Long-Run Effects of Bank Failures. Now a postdoctoral fellow at Dartmouth College and joining the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2020.
  • Anthony Lee Zhang, PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business: Competition and Manipulation in Derivative Contract Markets. Now Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

The Award ceremony took place at The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters on June 17, 2019.

 

 

AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS 2018

 

 

 

 

Winners 2018

 

  • Laura Blattner, PhD from Harvard University: When Losses Turn Into Loans: The Cost of Undercapitalized Banks. Now Assistant Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Emanuele Colonnelli, PhD from Stanford University:Corruption And Firms: Evidence From Randomized Audits In Brazil. Now Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
  • Niels Joachim Gormsen, PhD from Copenhagen Business School: Time Variation of the Equity Term Structure. Now Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
  • Kilian Huber, PhD from London School of Economics:Are Bigger Banks Better? Firm-Level Evidence from Germany. Now Assistant Professor at Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
  • Yiming Ma, PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business: Intermediation in the Interbank Lending Market. Now Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School.
  • Yueran Ma, PhD from Harvard University:Low Interest Rates and Risk Taking: Evidence from Individual Investment Decisions. Now Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  • Scott Nelson, PhD from MIT Economics:Private Information and Price Regulation in the US Credit Card Market. Now Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

The Award ceremony took place at CBS on June 8, 2018.

 

 

AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS 2017

 

 

 

Winners 2017

 

  • Simona Abis, PhD from INSEAD: Man vs. Machine: Quantitative and Discretionary Equity Management. Now assistant professor at Columbia Business School.
  • Jessica Jeffers, PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School: The Impact of Restricting Labor Mobility on Corporate Investment and Entrepreneurship. Now assistant professor at The University of Chicago (Booth).
  • Moritz Lenel, PhD from Stanford University: Safe Assets, Collateralized Lending and Monetary Policy. Now research fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, will join Princeton in 2018.
  • Pascal Noel, PhD from Harvard University: The Effect of Debt on Default and Consumption: Evidence from Housing Policy in the Great Recession. Now assistant professor at The University of Chicago (Booth).
  • Emily Williams, PhD from London Business School: Monetary Policy Transmission and the Funding Structure of Banks. Now assistant professor at Harvard Business School.
  • Alexander K. Zentefis, PhD from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business: Bank Net Worth and Frustrated Monetary Policy. Now assistant professor at Yale School of Management. 

The 2017 awards were presented by Award Selection Committee member Ralph Koijen from New York University, Stern School of Business.
The Award ceremony took place at CBS on May 29, 2017.

 

 

 

 

AQR Top Finance Graduate Award 2016

 

 

 

 

Winners 2016

 

  • Asaf Bernstein, PhD from MIT Sloan School of Management: Household Debt Overhang and Labor Supply. Now assistant professor at University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business.
  • Arpit Gupta, PhD from Columbia Business School: Foreclosure Contagion and the Neighborhood Spillover Effects of Mortgage Defaults. Now assistant professor at New York University, Stern School of Business.
  • Elisabeth Kempf, PhD from Tilburg University: The Job Rating Game: The Effects of Revolving Doors on Analyst Incentives. Now assistant professor at The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
  • Song Ma, PhD from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business: The Life Cycle of Corporate Venture Capital. Now assistant professor at Yale School of Management.
  • David Schoenherr, PhD from London Business School: Political Connections and Allocative Distortions. Now assistant professor at Princeton University.
  • Michael Schwert, PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business: Bank Capital and Lending Relationships. Now assistant professor at The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.

The Award ceremony took place at CBS on May 30, 2016.

 


 

AQR Top Finance Graduate Award 2015

 

 

 

Winners 2015

 

  • Svetlana Bryzgalova, PhD from London School of Economics: Spurious Factors in Linear Asset Pricing Models. Now assistant professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Benjamin Hébert, PhD from Harvard University: Moral Hazard and the Optimality of Debt. Now assistant professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Sabrina Howell, PhD from Harvard University: Financing Constraints as Barriers to Innovation: Evidence from R&D Grants to Energy Startups. Now assistant professor at New York University Stern School of Business
  • Lawrence Jin, PhD from Yale School of Management: A Speculative Asset Pricing Model of Financial Instability. Now assistant professor at California Institute of Technology.
  • Lawrence Schmidt, PhD from University of California, San Diego: Climbing and Falling Off the Ladder: Asset Pricing Implications of Labor Market Event Risk. Now assistant professor at the University of Chicago.
  • Emil Siriwardane, PhD from NYU Stern School of Business: Concentrated Capital Losses and the Pricing of Corporate Credit Risk. Now assistant professor at Harvard Business School.

The Award ceremony took place at CBS on June 11, 2015.

 

 

 

AQR Top Finance Graduate Award 2014

 

 

 

Winners 2014

 

  • Eduardo Dávila, PhD from Harvard University: Optimal Financial Transaction Taxes. Now assistant professor at New York University, Stern School of Business.
  • Maryam Farboodi, PhD from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Department of Economics: Intermediation and Voluntary Exposure to Counterparty Risk. Now assistant professor at Princeton University.
  • François Geerolf, PhD from Sciences Po Paris: A Theory of Power Law Distributions for the Returns to Capital and of the Credit Spread Puzzle. Now assistant professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
  • Boris Vallée, PhD from HEC Paris: Catering to Investors through Product Complexity. Now assistant professor at Harvard Business School.
  • Victoria Vanasco, PhD from University of California, Berkeley: Information Acquisition vs. Liquidity in Financial Markets. Now assistant professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Michael Weber, PhD from University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business: Nominal Rigidities and Asset Pricing. Now assistant professor at University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

The 2014 awards were presented by Award Selection Committee member John Campbell from Harvard University.
The Award ceremony took place at CBS on June 4, 2014.

 

 

 

 

AQR Top Finance Award 2013

 

 

 

Winners 2013

 

  • Jean-Noël Barrot, PhD from HEC Paris School of Management: Financial Strength and Trade Credit Provision: Evidence from Trucking Firms. Now assistant professor at MIT Sloan School of Management.
  • Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, PhD from University of California, Berkeley: The Employment Effects of Credit Market Disruptions: Firm-level Evidence from the 2008-09 Financial Crisis. Now assistant professor at Harvard University.
  • Timothy J. McQuade, PhD from Harvard University: Stochastic Volatility and Asset Pricing Puzzles. Now assistant professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Marina Niessner, PhD from University of Chicago: Strategic Disclosure Timing and Insider Trading. Now assistant professor at Yale School of Management.
  • Felipe Varas, PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business: Contracting Timely Delivery with Hard to Verify Quality. Now assistant professor at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

The 2013 awards were presented by Lars Rohde, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Danmarks Nationalbank.
The Award ceremony took place at CBS on May 31, 2013.

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