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NSE-IFF Financial Deepening & Household Finance Research Initiative (2014-15)
Global Call For Proposals

22nd Annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI)
Conference Announcement

The European Sovereign Debt Crisis
Call For Papers

11th European Winter Finance Summit 2015
Call For Papers

Netspar International Pension Workshop
Call For Papers

Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School
PhD in Economics and Finance

Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School
PhD in Public Policy and Administration

University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management
PhD in Business Administration - Finance Track


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Global Call For Proposals
NSE-IFF Financial Deepening & Household Finance Research Initiative (2014-15)


The National Stock Exchange, India and IFMR Finance Foundation, India are jointly looking to fund high-quality research projects under the broad themes of financial inclusion-financial deepening and household finance. Researchers affiliated with universities, think-tanks and other institutions (both Indian and overseas), and students enrolled in Doctoral programs are welcome to apply.

RESEARCH THEMES:
1. Financial inclusion and/or financial deepening
2. Household behaviour and financial well-being

For detailed descriptions and an indicative list of research questions, please read the Call for Proposals posted on the website at: http://foundation.ifmr.co.in/nse-iff-financial-deepening-household-finance-research-initiative-2014-15-global-call-for-proposals

PROJECTS: The initiative will fund up to six projects, each of which need to be completed within 12 months:
A. Projects using previously published quantitative datasets of repute (grants upto USD 2000 per project).
B. Projects involving primary data collection from households/individuals/ institutions (grants upto USD 6500 per project).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
1) Read the Call for Proposals posted on the website (http://foundation.ifmr.co.in/nse-iff-financial-deepening-household-finance-research-initiative-2014-15-global-call-for-proposals) and ensure that your research team meets the criteria.
2) Fill in FORM 1 and in addition, prepare a detailed research proposal and estimated budget, as specified in the Call for Proposals.
3) Email the 3 documents to fi.research@ifmr.co.in on or before Monday, 17-NOV-2014.

QUICK LINKS:
Call for Proposals: http://bit.ly/nse-iff-research2014
If you have any questions, please write to us at: fi.research@ifmr.co.in

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22nd Annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI)

July 6-9, 2015, Santa Monica, CA

RAND is pleased to announce the 22nd annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), which will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 6-9, 2015. The RSI consists of two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 6-7) and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 8-9). The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties.

ABOUT THE MINI-MED SCHOOL: The Mini-Med School focuses on biomedical issues relating to aging and should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars regardless of background. Topics will be drawn from the diverse fields of biomedicine, including biology, genetics, patient care, psychiatry, and other areas. Expert clinicians and researchers will provide participants with insight into the science of aging and a greater understanding of relevant medical issues.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: The Workshop on Aging is targeted to pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty, and to more senior researchers new to aging research. Topics will be drawn from research areas in the social sciences, including discussions of savings, retirement, disability, demography, psychology, and quality of life issues. In each session, leading experts will discuss the state of the literature, integrating results from their own research and supplementing these overviews with more detailed analyses of specific topics.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We invite all interested researchers to apply to attend the 2015 RSI. Applicants may apply for fellowship support to pay for travel and accommodations. Both the Mini-Med School and the Workshop on Aging are described more fully at our web site: http://www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi. The deadline to submit application and supplemental materials is March 16, 2015. For additional information, please contact Cary Greif (cgreif@rand.org).

RSI is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health. RAND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Call For Papers
The European Sovereign Debt Crisis


Conference organized by the Luxembourg School of Finance in cooperation with the Journal of Empirical Finance (ELSEVIER)

March 11-13, 2015, Monte Carlo, Monaco

This academic conference is devoted to issues related to the European Sovereign Debt Crisis. Indicative topics include, but are not limited to:
- Financial Stability, banking risk and systemic risk.
- Sovereign credit risk, sovereign CDS market, dynamics of sovereign yield spreads, sovereign-risk contagion.
- Euro stability, impact of policy responses on financial markets, liquidity issues.
- ECB and banking supervision, economic determinants of the Sovereign Debt Crisis, macroeconomic modeling of sovereign debt and default.
- Sovereign default risk and coordination between monetary and fiscal authorities, role of central banks, spillovers between sovereign and private default risks, determinants of success or failure of austerity programs.

This two-day conference is accompanied by a high-quality social program starting with a welcome reception on the evening of March 11, 2015 and a conference dinner on March 12, 2015. Selected papers of the conference will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Empirical Finance (guest editors: Roman Kraussl and Thorsten Lehnert, both from the Luxembourg School of Finance).

CONFERENCE LOCATION:
Novotel Monte Carlo
16, Bld Princesse Charlotte
98000 Monaco

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
- Markus K. Brunnermeier, Princeton University
- Roman Kraussl, Luxembourg School of Finance
- Thorsten Lehnert, Luxembourg School of Finance
- Loriana Pelizzon, Goethe-University Frankfurt
- Stephen Schaefer, London Business School
- Christian Wolff, Luxembourg School of Finance

TOPICS: We welcome submissions from all areas related to the European Sovereign Debt Crisis. Complete papers in an early stage will also be considered. We ask you not to submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal or is close to being accepted.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit their papers as a pdf-file by November 30, 2014 to: lsfconference@gmail.com. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by December 15, 2014.

Dual Submission option: Please indicate if you would like your paper to be considered for the Special Issue of the Journal of Empirical Finance.

EXPENSES AND PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS: Participants are expected to cover their travel expenses and accommodation.

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Call For Papers
11th European Winter Finance Summit 2015


March 15-18, 2015, Austria

The 2015 European Winter Finance Summit will be held in Obertauern, Austria, March 15-18, 2015.

The European Winter Finance Summit is a joint initiative of financial economists from the University of Zurich and WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business). It brings together researchers to discuss and develop new ideas in any field of finance in a stimulating and relaxing environment. Information about the location and past programs can be found at http://www.skinance.com

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Closing date for submissions is November 10. Please submit your paper via http://www.skinance.com. Participants will be notified by December 20.

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Call For Papers
Netspar International Pension Workshop


January 2015, Amsterdam
Deadline For Paper Submission November 1, 2014

Netspar (http://www.netspar.nl) stimulates innovative academic research in all disciplines in the social sciences related to ageing and retirement. For the Netspar Pension Workshop to be organized in January 2015 Netspar invites contributions from all areas of Netspar's research program.

TOPICS: Topics of interest are:
- Risk management during working life
- Risk management during retirement years
- The art of choosing
- Supervision of fully funded pensions: solvency and transparency
- Risk sharing and distribution among generations: full funding, pay-as-you-go, taxation
- The labor market
- Heterogeneity within generations and the position of senior citizens

DESCRIPTION PENSION WORKSHOP JANUARY 2015:
Date: January 28 - 30
Location: Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/amsnt-amsterdam-marriott-hotel)

The workshop consists of contributed paper sessions and invited talks.

SPEAKERS: Invited talks are by:
- Alex Michaelides (Imperial College London)
- Prof. Dr. John Laitner, (University of Michigan)

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATION: Researchers interested in participating are requested to submit a complete paper to events@netspar.nl before November 1, 2014.

For speakers and discussants who are also Netspar fellows, the organization will provide two or three nights of accommodation and reimburse travel costs (up to a limit) based on economy class travel. For other conference participants, there is a conference fee of Euro150,- (this fee will be waived for Netspar fellows and representatives of the Netspar partners).

FURTHER INFORMATION: For any questions please contact the events coordinator of Netspar: Sylvia van Drogenbroek +31 (0)13 466 3206, s.vandrogenbroek@uvt.nl

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Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School
PhD in Economics and Finance


The PhD in Economics and Finance at Universita Bocconi is aimed at highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire first rate research skills. All courses and seminars are held in English.

The program lasts four years. Students attend courses and sit exams in the first two years, and attend seminars and work on their dissertation in the second part of the program.

PROGRAM DETAILS: In particular, students specialize either in Economics or Finance. In the first year, students attend common courses in Microeconomics and Quantitative Methods. Students specializing in Economics also attend to courses in Macroeconomics, while student specializing in Finance attend courses in Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. In the second year, students specialize further by choosing courses from the relevant sub-fields, including Accounting. Moreover, all students can choose some second year courses from other Bocconi PhD programs, such as Statistics or Business Administration and Management. The third and fourth year are devoted to research. Students are expected to finish their PhD within the four years of fully founded research however, research grants and teachining assistant positions are available to deserving students also after the fourth year.

This Bocconi PhD qualification creates career opportunities in academic and non-academic research, international organizations, central banks, government agencies and large firms.

QUALIFICATIONS: Application can be submitted by Italian and non-Italian citizens who:
- have completed or are completing their graduate studies and
- have at least a B2 (CEFR) level of competence in English

The PhD School offers:
- a maximum of 10 places with fellowship exclusively for the PhD in Economics and Finance;
- a maximum of 8 places with fellowship for outstanding students of the following PhD programs: Business Administration and Management, Economics and Finance, Public Policy and Administration, Statistics;
- a maximum of 8 places with a merit-based tuition waiver (up to 100%) for outstanding students of all the five Bocconi PhD programs (the above mentioned four, plus Legal Studies).

Enrolment is also open to candidates who have not been awarded a fellowship or a merit-based tuition waiver but have gained at least the minimum points required for admittance in the competition (50 total points out of 100).

REGISTRATION: Registration fees for such students amount to Euro 5,000 for each year of the PhD program.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more detailed information please see the full official call published on the website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd

For more detailed information about our program please visit the website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/phdeconomicsfinance

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for our PhD program you have to use only our online application procedure. Applications are due by 15th January 2015. For your application you will need to enter the required online information and to upload the following documents:
1. Full CV (including English language competence)
2. Academic records: transcript of exams and certification of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded and final grade (if any); if the graduate program has not been completed, an enrolment document with a full list of program exams and a list of exams taken and grades achieved
3. International Graduate Admission Tests scores: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
4. Statement of purpose: short description (max 1200 words) of your motivation for enrolment in this Bocconi PhD program, your research interests and professional goals
5. Reference letters: up to two reference letters uploaded by referees appointed in the online application procedure
6. Other relevant documents (maximum five): e.g. publications, other programs attended, etc

Please consult our website for complete details of our application procedure: http://www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd

For more information about the program, please feel free to contact our Program Assistant at infophd@unibocconi.it

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Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School
PhD in Public Policy and Administration


The PhD in Public Policy and Administration prepares qualified candidates to be the next generation of high-level policy researchers and teachers. It is intended for students interested in either academic or policy-making careers that require advanced, multidisciplinary knowledge and training.

It is a 4-year full-time program open to students who demonstrate high qualification and motivation for research in demography, economics, management, political science, and/or sociology regardless of background. The program has both a wide range of electives and exceptionally strong teachers and mentors from a variety of fields. In the first two years, students acquire cutting-edge theoretical and methodological skills that inform specialization in both a major and minor field of Health, Political-Economics, Public Administration, and Social Dynamics. The third and fourth years are devoted to research that will form the basis of the students' doctoral dissertations. During their tenure, students will be exposed to the most advanced research from some of the most highly acclaimed scholars working in the field.

If advantageous, students will also have opportunities to participate in exchanges and internships with leading policy institutes across the globe.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applications can be submitted by Italian and non-Italian citizens who have completed or are completing their graduate studies and have at least a B2 (CEFR) level of competence in English.

PROGRAM DETAILS: The PhD School offers:
- a maximum of 4 places with fellowship exclusively for the PhD in Public Policy and Administration;
- a maximum of 8 places with fellowship for outstanding students of the following PhD programs: Business Administration and Management, Economics and Finance, Public Policy and Administration, Statistics;
- a maximum of 8 places with a merit-based tuition waiver (up to 100%) for outstanding students of all the five Bocconi PhD programs (the above mentioned four, plus Legal Studies).

Enrolment is also open to candidates who have not been awarded a fellowship or a merit-based tuition waiver but have gained at least the minimum points required for admittance in the competition (50 total points out of 100).

REGISTRATION: Registration fees for such students amount to Euro 5,000 for each year of the PhD program.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more detailed information please see the full official call published on the website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd

For more detailed information about our program please visit the website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/phdpublicpolicy

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for our PhD program you have to use only our online application procedure. Applications are due by 15th January 2015.

For your application you will need to enter the required online information and to upload the following documents:
1. Full CV (including English language competence)
2. Academic records: transcript of exams and certification of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded and final grade (if any); if the graduate program has not been completed, an enrolment document with a full list of program exams and a list of exams taken and grades achieved
3. International Graduate Admission Tests scores: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
4. Statement of purpose: short description (max 1200 words) of your motivation for enrolment in this Bocconi PhD program, your research interests and professional goals
5. Reference letters: up to two reference letters uploaded by referees appointed in the online application procedure
6. Other relevant documents (maximum five): e.g. publications, other programs attended, etc.

Please consult our website for complete details of our application procedure: http://www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd

For more information about the program, please feel free to contact our Program Assistant at infophd@unibocconi.it

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University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management
PhD in Business Administration - Finance Track


Designed to address the demands of a global economy, the Finance Track of our PhD in Business Administration aims to develop business leaders by facilitating partnerships between students and mentor-practitioners who play an integral part in the students' PhD research. The College of Management is located in Boston, a center of the global financial and high-tech sectors - and an ideal spot for students to pursue internships with established business leaders.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Our curriculum is grounded in both accounting and finance, a combination critical to a thorough understanding of today's business environments and governance standards. The program's small size allows for individualized attention to students while ensuring engagement of both finance and accounting faculty. We are unique in that we help students bridge the gap between successful research and effective teaching: Opportunities to teach ensure that students pursuing an academic career graduate ready for the demands of the classroom.

Accepted students are eligible for PhD Research & Teaching Assistantships, which include full tuition and fee waivers and an annual stipend of $25,000 for the first three years.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact us at: phdcm@umb.edu, 617-387-7720, website: http://www.umb/phdfinance

Application Deadline - January 15, 2015

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Professional Announcements

NSE-IFF Financial Deepening & Household Finance Research Initiative (2014-15)
Global Call For Proposals

22nd Annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI)
Conference Announcement

The European Sovereign Debt Crisis
Call For Papers

11th European Winter Finance Summit 2015
Call For Papers

Netspar International Pension Workshop
Call For Papers

Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School
PhD in Economics and Finance

Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School
PhD in Public Policy and Administration

University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management
PhD in Business Administration - Finance Track



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Global Call For Proposals
NSE-IFF Financial Deepening & Household Finance Research Initiative (2014-15)


The National Stock Exchange, India and IFMR Finance Foundation, India are jointly looking to fund high-quality research projects under the broad themes of financial inclusion-financial deepening and household finance. Researchers affiliated with universities, think-tanks and other institutions (both Indian and overseas), and students enrolled in Doctoral programs are welcome to apply.

RESEARCH THEMES:
1. Financial inclusion and/or financial deepening
2. Household behaviour and financial well-being

For detailed descriptions and an indicative list of research questions, please read the Call for Proposals posted on the website at: http://foundation.ifmr.co.in/nse-iff-financial-deepening-household-finance-research-initiative-2014-15-global-call-for-proposals

PROJECTS: The initiative will fund up to six projects, each of which need to be completed within 12 months:
A. Projects using previously published quantitative datasets of repute (grants upto USD 2000 per project).
B. Projects involving primary data collection from households/individuals/ institutions (grants upto USD 6500 per project).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
1) Read the Call for Proposals posted on the website (http://foundation.ifmr.co.in/nse-iff-financial-deepening-household-finance-research-initiative-2014-15-global-call-for-proposals) and ensure that your research team meets the criteria.
2) Fill in FORM 1 and in addition, prepare a detailed research proposal and estimated budget, as specified in the Call for Proposals.
3) Email the 3 documents to fi.research@ifmr.co.in on or before Monday, 17-NOV-2014.

QUICK LINKS:
Call for Proposals: http://bit.ly/nse-iff-research2014
If you have any questions, please write to us at: fi.research@ifmr.co.in

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22nd Annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI)

July 6-9, 2015, Santa Monica, CA

RAND is pleased to announce the 22nd annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), which will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 6-9, 2015. The RSI consists of two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 6-7) and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 8-9). The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties.

ABOUT THE MINI-MED SCHOOL: The Mini-Med School focuses on biomedical issues relating to aging and should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars regardless of background. Topics will be drawn from the diverse fields of biomedicine, including biology, genetics, patient care, psychiatry, and other areas. Expert clinicians and researchers will provide participants with insight into the science of aging and a greater understanding of relevant medical issues.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: The Workshop on Aging is targeted to pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty, and to more senior researchers new to aging research. Topics will be drawn from research areas in the social sciences, including discussions of savings, retirement, disability, demography, psychology, and quality of life issues. In each session, leading experts will discuss the state of the literature, integrating results from their own research and supplementing these overviews with more detailed analyses of specific topics.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We invite all interested researchers to apply to attend the 2015 RSI. Applicants may apply for fellowship support to pay for travel and accommodations. Both the Mini-Med School and the Workshop on Aging are described more fully at our web site: http://www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi. The deadline to submit application and supplemental materials is March 16, 2015. For additional information, please contact Cary Greif (cgreif@rand.org).

RSI is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health. RAND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Call For Papers
The European Sovereign Debt Crisis


Conference organized by the Luxembourg School of Finance in cooperation with the Journal of Empirical Finance (ELSEVIER)

March 11-13, 2015, Monte Carlo, Monaco

This academic conference is devoted to issues related to the European Sovereign Debt Crisis. Indicative topics include, but are not limited to:
- Financial Stability, banking risk and systemic risk.
- Sovereign credit risk, sovereign CDS market, dynamics of sovereign yield spreads, sovereign-risk contagion.
- Euro stability, impact of policy responses on financial markets, liquidity issues.
- ECB and banking supervision, economic determinants of the Sovereign Debt Crisis, macroeconomic modeling of sovereign debt and default.
- Sovereign default risk and coordination between monetary and fiscal authorities, role of central banks, spillovers between sovereign and private default risks, determinants of success or failure of austerity programs.

This two-day conference is accompanied by a high-quality social program starting with a welcome reception on the evening of March 11, 2015 and a conference dinner on March 12, 2015. Selected papers of the conference will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Empirical Finance (guest editors: Roman Kraussl and Thorsten Lehnert, both from the Luxembourg School of Finance).

CONFERENCE LOCATION:
Novotel Monte Carlo
16, Bld Princesse Charlotte
98000 Monaco

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
- Markus K. Brunnermeier, Princeton University
- Roman Kraussl, Luxembourg School of Finance
- Thorsten Lehnert, Luxembourg School of Finance
- Loriana Pelizzon, Goethe-University Frankfurt
- Stephen Schaefer, London Business School
- Christian Wolff, Luxembourg School of Finance

TOPICS: We welcome submissions from all areas related to the European Sovereign Debt Crisis. Complete papers in an early stage will also be considered. We ask you not to submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal or is close to being accepted.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit their papers as a pdf-file by November 30, 2014 to: lsfconference@gmail.com. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by December 15, 2014.

Dual Submission option: Please indicate if you would like your paper to be considered for the Special Issue of the Journal of Empirical Finance.

EXPENSES AND PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS: Participants are expected to cover their travel expenses and accommodation.

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Call For Papers
11th European Winter Finance Summit 2015


March 15-18, 2015, Austria

The 2015 European Winter Finance Summit will be held in Obertauern, Austria, March 15-18, 2015.

The European Winter Finance Summit is a joint initiative of financial economists from the University of Zurich and WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business). It brings together researchers to discuss and develop new ideas in any field of finance in a stimulating and relaxing environment. Information about the location and past programs can be found at http://www.skinance.com

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Closing date for submissions is November 10. Please submit your paper via http://www.skinance.com. Participants will be notified by December 20.

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Call For Papers
Netspar International Pension Workshop


January 2015, Amsterdam
Deadline For Paper Submission November 1, 2014

Netspar (http://www.netspar.nl) stimulates innovative academic research in all disciplines in the social sciences related to ageing and retirement. For the Netspar Pension Workshop to be organized in January 2015 Netspar invites contributions from all areas of Netspar's research program.

TOPICS: Topics of interest are:
- Risk management during working life
- Risk management during retirement years
- The art of choosing
- Supervision of fully funded pensions: solvency and transparency
- Risk sharing and distribution among generations: full funding, pay-as-you-go, taxation
- The labor market
- Heterogeneity within generations and the position of senior citizens

DESCRIPTION PENSION WORKSHOP JANUARY 2015:
Date: January 28 - 30
Location: Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/amsnt-amsterdam-marriott-hotel)

The workshop consists of contributed paper sessions and invited talks.

SPEAKERS: Invited talks are by:
- Alex Michaelides (Imperial College London)
- Prof. Dr. John Laitner, (University of Michigan)

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATION: Researchers interested in participating are requested to submit a complete paper to events@netspar.nl before November 1, 2014.

For speakers and discussants who are also Netspar fellows, the organization will provide two or three nights of accommodation and reimburse travel costs (up to a limit) based on economy class travel. For other conference participants, there is a conference fee of Euro150,- (this fee will be waived for Netspar fellows and representatives of the Netspar partners).

FURTHER INFORMATION: For any questions please contact the events coordinator of Netspar: Sylvia van Drogenbroek +31 (0)13 466 3206, s.vandrogenbroek@uvt.nl

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Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School
PhD in Economics and Finance


The PhD in Economics and Finance at Universita Bocconi is aimed at highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire first rate research skills. All courses and seminars are held in English.

The program lasts four years. Students attend courses and sit exams in the first two years, and attend seminars and work on their dissertation in the second part of the program.

PROGRAM DETAILS: In particular, students specialize either in Economics or Finance. In the first year, students attend common courses in Microeconomics and Quantitative Methods. Students specializing in Economics also attend to courses in Macroeconomics, while student specializing in Finance attend courses in Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. In the second year, students specialize further by choosing courses from the relevant sub-fields, including Accounting. Moreover, all students can choose some second year courses from other Bocconi PhD programs, such as Statistics or Business Administration and Management. The third and fourth year are devoted to research. Students are expected to finish their PhD within the four years of fully founded research however, research grants and teachining assistant positions are available to deserving students also after the fourth year.

This Bocconi PhD qualification creates career opportunities in academic and non-academic research, international organizations, central banks, government agencies and large firms.

QUALIFICATIONS: Application can be submitted by Italian and non-Italian citizens who:
- have completed or are completing their graduate studies and
- have at least a B2 (CEFR) level of competence in English

The PhD School offers:
- a maximum of 10 places with fellowship exclusively for the PhD in Economics and Finance;
- a maximum of 8 places with fellowship for outstanding students of the following PhD programs: Business Administration and Management, Economics and Finance, Public Policy and Administration, Statistics;
- a maximum of 8 places with a merit-based tuition waiver (up to 100%) for outstanding students of all the five Bocconi PhD programs (the above mentioned four, plus Legal Studies).

Enrolment is also open to candidates who have not been awarded a fellowship or a merit-based tuition waiver but have gained at least the minimum points required for admittance in the competition (50 total points out of 100).

REGISTRATION: Registration fees for such students amount to Euro 5,000 for each year of the PhD program.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more detailed information please see the full official call published on the website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd

For more detailed information about our program please visit the website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/phdeconomicsfinance

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for our PhD program you have to use only our online application procedure. Applications are due by 15th January 2015. For your application you will need to enter the required online information and to upload the following documents:
1. Full CV (including English language competence)
2. Academic records: transcript of exams and certification of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded and final grade (if any); if the graduate program has not been completed, an enrolment document with a full list of program exams and a list of exams taken and grades achieved
3. International Graduate Admission Tests scores: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
4. Statement of purpose: short description (max 1200 words) of your motivation for enrolment in this Bocconi PhD program, your research interests and professional goals
5. Reference letters: up to two reference letters uploaded by referees appointed in the online application procedure
6. Other relevant documents (maximum five): e.g. publications, other programs attended, etc

Please consult our website for complete details of our application procedure: http://www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd

For more information about the program, please feel free to contact our Program Assistant at infophd@unibocconi.it

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Universita Bocconi, Milan PhD School
PhD in Public Policy and Administration


The PhD in Public Policy and Administration prepares qualified candidates to be the next generation of high-level policy researchers and teachers. It is intended for students interested in either academic or policy-making careers that require advanced, multidisciplinary knowledge and training.

It is a 4-year full-time program open to students who demonstrate high qualification and motivation for research in demography, economics, management, political science, and/or sociology regardless of background. The program has both a wide range of electives and exceptionally strong teachers and mentors from a variety of fields. In the first two years, students acquire cutting-edge theoretical and methodological skills that inform specialization in both a major and minor field of Health, Political-Economics, Public Administration, and Social Dynamics. The third and fourth years are devoted to research that will form the basis of the students' doctoral dissertations. During their tenure, students will be exposed to the most advanced research from some of the most highly acclaimed scholars working in the field.

If advantageous, students will also have opportunities to participate in exchanges and internships with leading policy institutes across the globe.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applications can be submitted by Italian and non-Italian citizens who have completed or are completing their graduate studies and have at least a B2 (CEFR) level of competence in English.

PROGRAM DETAILS: The PhD School offers:
- a maximum of 4 places with fellowship exclusively for the PhD in Public Policy and Administration;
- a maximum of 8 places with fellowship for outstanding students of the following PhD programs: Business Administration and Management, Economics and Finance, Public Policy and Administration, Statistics;
- a maximum of 8 places with a merit-based tuition waiver (up to 100%) for outstanding students of all the five Bocconi PhD programs (the above mentioned four, plus Legal Studies).

Enrolment is also open to candidates who have not been awarded a fellowship or a merit-based tuition waiver but have gained at least the minimum points required for admittance in the competition (50 total points out of 100).

REGISTRATION: Registration fees for such students amount to Euro 5,000 for each year of the PhD program.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more detailed information please see the full official call published on the website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd

For more detailed information about our program please visit the website: http://www.unibocconi.eu/phdpublicpolicy

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for our PhD program you have to use only our online application procedure. Applications are due by 15th January 2015.

For your application you will need to enter the required online information and to upload the following documents:
1. Full CV (including English language competence)
2. Academic records: transcript of exams and certification of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded and final grade (if any); if the graduate program has not been completed, an enrolment document with a full list of program exams and a list of exams taken and grades achieved
3. International Graduate Admission Tests scores: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
4. Statement of purpose: short description (max 1200 words) of your motivation for enrolment in this Bocconi PhD program, your research interests and professional goals
5. Reference letters: up to two reference letters uploaded by referees appointed in the online application procedure
6. Other relevant documents (maximum five): e.g. publications, other programs attended, etc.

Please consult our website for complete details of our application procedure: http://www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd

For more information about the program, please feel free to contact our Program Assistant at infophd@unibocconi.it

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University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management
PhD in Business Administration - Finance Track


Designed to address the demands of a global economy, the Finance Track of our PhD in Business Administration aims to develop business leaders by facilitating partnerships between students and mentor-practitioners who play an integral part in the students' PhD research. The College of Management is located in Boston, a center of the global financial and high-tech sectors - and an ideal spot for students to pursue internships with established business leaders.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Our curriculum is grounded in both accounting and finance, a combination critical to a thorough understanding of today's business environments and governance standards. The program's small size allows for individualized attention to students while ensuring engagement of both finance and accounting faculty. We are unique in that we help students bridge the gap between successful research and effective teaching: Opportunities to teach ensure that students pursuing an academic career graduate ready for the demands of the classroom.

Accepted students are eligible for PhD Research & Teaching Assistantships, which include full tuition and fee waivers and an annual stipend of $25,000 for the first three years.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact us at: phdcm@umb.edu, 617-387-7720, website: http://www.umb/phdfinance

Application Deadline - January 15, 2015

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