Events and News

News, events, and important dates

  • Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:00 h, Room KO2-F-152
    Simon Hediger will defend his PhD thesis titled “New Methods for Testing, Prediction, and Estimation with Applications to Finance".
  • DBF PhD student Vincent Wolff won the Best Doctoral Paper Award at the SFI Research Days 2022 for his research on “Financial Transaction Taxes, Trader Composition and Market Quality”. Well done!
  • DBF PhD student Linda Isabella Hain received "Candoc" grant. Candoc funding goes toward promising young academics who would like to work on an excellent PhD thesis at the University of Zurich, and we are excited for Linda! Congratulations!
  • Gazi Kabas wins the FIRM Research Award 2022 with his PhD thesis "Essays on Household Finance and Empirical Banking". Congratulations!
  • We offered two online Q&A sessions for prospective PhD applicants at the end of November. If you missed those and have any concrete questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Wikus.
  • Congratulations to PhD candidate Philip Berntsen. He won the "Best Paper Award" on joint work with Prof. Markus Leippold on "The monetary benefit of tokenizing renewable energy" at the 4th International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum.
  • Congratulations to Philipp Lentner who defended his thesis in August 2021. He will join WU Vienna (Austria) on October 1st as an Assistant Professor.
    Yushi Peng will join the London School of Economics (UK) as a Postdoctoral Researcher, with a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Congratulations! We wish them both the best of success in their future endeavors!
  • Congratulations to our PhD students Gianluca De Nard and Michele Pelli. Gianluca won a FAN Fellowship to support his post-doctoral research, and Michele was successful with a FAN grant to fund his research stay abroad. Congratulations to both of them!

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