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PhD Programme

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Finance at recognised academic or international institutions, you may consider applying for a position as PhD candidate at the Finance Group of the University of Amsterdam.

Our PhD Programme

The Finance Group runs an active PhD programme, with a fine placement record. Most PhD students come from the intense 2-year Research Master in Economics, Econometrics and Finance at the Tinbergen Institute, followed by 3 or 4 years of PhD supervision. Our PhD candidates typically go on extended research visits abroad, such as MIT, NYU, Wharton, Princeton and Michigan. Some of them spend time at top central banks (ECB, DNB, Bank of England). The Finance Group faculty teaches 6 advanced finance PhD courses at the Tinbergen Institute. Our students benefit from an active weekly finance seminar and frequent interaction.

PhD placements

Placements include, among others, MIT (Alex van der Minne and Dorinth van Dijk, postdoc), NYU Stern (Otto van Hemert), Bank of England (Ieva Sakalauskaite), Columbia Law School (Guilherme Vala Elias Pimentel de Oliveira, postdoc), Erasmus University (Robin Doettling and Dion Bogaerts), Tilburg University (Magda Rola-Janicka), ECB (Timotej Homar), FED Philadelphia (Rocco Huang), Copenhagen Business School (Mario van Bersem), IMF (Lev Ratnovski), Worldbank (Luc Laeven) and the Norwegian School of Management BI (Ibolya Schindele). 

PhD coordinator: Prof. Dr Enrico Perotti

If you are interested, please contact the Tinbergen Institute to apply for the Research Master in Economics, Econometrics and Finance. After this 2-year course programme you can apply for a position as PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam.