University of Gothenburg
PhD Programme Positions

Announcing PhD opportunities in Financial Economics at the University of Gothenburg.

Applications for PhD studies in Financial Economics are now invited for entry in September 2018. The PhD programme is housed within the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Information on the faculty and their research can be found at http://economics.handels.gu.se/english/research/research-areas/financial-economics

PROGRAMME DETAILS: The PhD programme is a full-time five-year programme and aims to produce top quality researchers that can go on to successful careers in academia, policy institutions or the financial industry. The first two years of the programme are primarily focused on course work, and the remaining three years are spent writing the dissertation. Some limited teaching duties are also part of the PhD education.

The core course work in finance will be undertaken within the Swedish national PhD programme in finance, which is run from the Swedish House of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics (https://www.houseoffinance.se/national-phd-course/). Students may also have an opportunity to spend a semester, or a year, of the PhD programme at a good U.S. school, taking additional courses and having access to increased research opportunities.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Successful applicants are expected to have a strong quantitative background with solid coursework in both mathematics and mathematical statistics. An (expected) MSc degree from a good programme in finance, economics or a related subject is also generally a requirement.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The application deadline is February 1st, 2018. For further information and application guidelines, please visit the job-opportunities website of University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=1622. The application is the same as for the normal PhD programme in Economics, but please state clearly that you wish to be considered for a position in Financial Economics.

Posted: 18 Dec 2017