AQR Top Finance Graduate Award winners 2020 - this year online
Photo collage above: Left row top to bottom: Nuno Clara, PhD from London Business School, Quentin Vandeweyer, PhD from Sciences Po Paris, and Christopher Clayton, PhD from Harvard University. Right row top to bottom: Rebecca De Simone, PhD from Columbia Business School, Samuel Antill, PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business and Huan Tang, PhD from HEC Paris. In the middle: the organisors David Lando and Lasse Heje Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School
For the eight time, CBS hosted the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS and the 6 winners presented their research in the first online version of the event on Monday September 21, 2020. The award is given to the best of the graduating crop of PhD graduates within the field of financial economics globally.
The winners’ research showed, among other things, how to improve bankruptcy procedures, how firms and their stock prices depend on customer demand patterns, the interplay of global bank regulators, how tax monitoring can affect bank loans, how much people value privacy, and how government debt affects interest rates.
There were more than 190 registered participants for the online event.
The 2020 winners
Samuel Antill, PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business
Nuno Clara, PhD from London Business School
Christopher Clayton, PhD from Harvard University
Rebecca De Simone, PhD from Columbia Business School
Huan Tang, PhD from HEC Paris
Quentin Vandeweyer, PhD from Sciences Po Paris
Award selection committee
Darrell Duffie, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
Ralph Koijen, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Toby Moskowitz, Yale University, School of Management
Anna Pavlova, London Business School
Lasse H. Pedersen, (Chair), Copenhagen Business School
Michael R. Roberts, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
David S. Scharfstein, Harvard Business School
Annette Vissing-Jørgensen, University of California, Berkeley