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PhD Program in Finance

Finance PhD Program Director

Mark Westerfield
[email protected]
(206) 543-4578

Department Chair

Jarrad Harford
[email protected]
(206) 543-4796

For additional information on the PhD Program in Finance, with links to Admissions Criteria and Processes, visit the Finance Area Specialization Page.

Students Currently on the Academic Market:

Quentin Dupont

Job Market Paper: “The Financial Value of a Culture of Trust: Evidence from Church Scandals”
Research Interests: Empirical Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Corporate Misconduct, Social Capital, Household Finance
Advisors: Jonathan M. Karpoff, Jarrad Harford, Christopher Parsons

David (Dongheon) Shin

Job Market Paper: “Corporate ESG Profiles, Matching, and the Cost of Bank Loans”
Research Interests: Empirical Corporate Finance, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), Mergers and Acquisitions
Advisors: Jarrad Harford, Jonathan M. Karpoff, Edward Rice, Ran Duchin

Recent Academic Placements:

Year University Student
2020 Southern Methodist University Tarun Patel
2019 The Ohio State University Michael Wittry
2019 Stockholm School of Economics Alvin Chen
2018 Carnegie Mellon Matt Denes
2017 The University of Oklahoma Aaron Burt
2016 University of South Carolina John Hackney
2015 University of Denver Andrew Detzel

Current Students:

Abdullah Alawadhi
Quentin Dupont
Rory Joseph Ernst
Karim Farroukh
Nathan Fernig
Kourosh Ghobadi
Anna Kruglova
Chris Liu
Yizhen Liu
Sophia Mao
George Nurisso
Lucas Rooney
David (Dongheon) Shin
Xuan Xie
Claire Xu
Bingyu Yan