INVESTOR ATTENTION AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

Time: 17.-19.8.2022

Place: Otaniemi, Aalto University School of Business, Espoo

Instructor: Professor Zhi Da (Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame)

NFN Travel Grant: NFN offers travel stipends to PhD students in finance who come from another Nordic university, located outside of Finland. To apply for a travel stipend, please use this this form (excel), and send the application to nfn (at) aalto.fi.

Lectures: 12 h of lectures. (12 x 45 minutes)

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DATE
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Wednesday 17.8.2022 TBA TBA
Thursday 18.8.2022 TBA TBA
Friday 19.8.2022 TBA TBA

Learning Goal and Objectives: This course offers a doctoral level introduction to “Investor Attention and Financial Markets” by providing an overview of cutting-edge research on the effects of investor attention on investment and corporate decisions, valuations, as well as stock returns. There will be a special focus on disentangling the effects of attention from retail vs. institutional investors. The course aims to inspire and support students in developing research ideas and doing research of their own in this field. More detailed information on the course content will be provided closer to the start of the course.

Syllabus: TBA

Lecture Notes: TBA

Password for opening the course material will be e-mailed to the participants.

Credit units: 6 ECTS cr.

List of Participants: TBA

Participants: Doctoral students in finance. The course is also open for KATAJA as well as FDPE students with sufficient background in finance and/or economics. The course is also open for foreign doctoral students given that there is space in the course.

EXAMination

Grading: TBA

Examination date and time: TBA. Link to exam registration will be added later.

If you wish to take the exam in your home university (other than GSF member university), please see instructions below.

Examination places:
Otaniemi: Aalto University School of Business
Vaasa: University of Vaasa
Oulu: University of Oulu, Department of Economics
Lappeenranta: Lappeenranta University of Technology
Turku: University of Turku, Turku School of Economics
Other locations: Doctoral students in other universities are requested to inform GSF by sending an e-mail to gsf@aalto.fi if they wish to take the exam in their home universities. The exam can be taken abroad where suitable exam supervision can be arranged. Please note that the exam must be written in presence of an exam supervisor. Thus, please submit the name of the exam supervisor at least 14 days before the examination.  Possible payment and arrangements for supervision should be made by the student.

Please note: No retake exam will be offered for any reason (beyond your control or not). However, the exam can be taken abroad where suitable exam supervision can be arranged. Possible payment and arrangements for supervision should be made by the student. In case you wish to take the exam abroad, please contact GSF by sending an e-mail to gsf@aalto.fi at least 14 days before the examination. 

Registration / Application

 

  • Doctoral students of GSF and FDPE (finance & economics): Please register through this link.
  • Doctoral students in related fields and doctoral students at foreign universities: Application form can be found here: PDF file or Word file. Please, send in addition to your complete contact information, a report on the status of your doctoral studies, and a brief CV. Please ask also your thesis advisor to send us a short letter of recommendation by-email. All the required documents should be sent by e-mail to gsf@aalto.fi. All applicants will be informed of their acceptance soon after the deadline.

The registration deadline for this course is August 3, 2022.