PhD Scholarships in Finance

Job Description & Qualification

The Department of Finance at the Copenhagen Business School invites applications for PhD scholarships in finance. Several scholarships are potentially available of which one or several are within pension finance, two within any area of finance; and two scholarships are within the field of financial frictions. The application process is a joint process, and all applications will be considered for all types of scholarships.
For the general scholarships, we welcome applications in all areas of finance including
• Financial markets
• Securities pricing
• Risk management
• Corporate finance
• Entrepreneurial finance
• Household finance
• Pension Finance

One or several scholarships are within pension finance. Students accepted for this position will be associated with the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent). PeRCent is funded jointly in cooperation between Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and partners from the pension sector in Denmark. More information about PeRCent can be found at
Two scholarships are available within the field of financial frictions and the students will be associated with the Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC), which is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. Financial frictions are costs or impediments in connection with financial transactions, for example due to transactions costs, borrowing constraints, credit risk, capital requirements, or asymmetric information. More information about the FRIC Center can be found at

All scholarships initially cover a three-year period of study. Extended funding is available for successful candidates who wish to pursue an academic career.
PhD students are required to teach. The teaching responsibilities of the Department include undergraduate and graduate teaching in finance and statistics.

PhD students from the Department of Finance have become researchers at leading universities and business schools, such as University of Chicago (Booth), Bocconi University, BI Oslo, UVA Darden School of Business, WU Vienna University, Cass Business School, London Business School and the EPFL in Lausanne, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, at Goldman Sachs, at Cornerstone Research and in leading Danish financial institutions.

CLOSING DATE: March 29, 2019 at 23:59:59 CET

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Application Procedure

Closing date: March 29, 2019 at 23:59:59 CET

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Job ID

ID: J4640