Research Seminar in Finance

FIN539 Research Seminar in Finance

Spring 2019

Autumn 2019
  • Topics

    The purpose of this course is to enhance the students ability to understand and actively take part in research seminars in the forefront of knowledge on a variety of topics in their field. To accomplish this, the course builds on the papers presented at the weekly seminars at the department of finance. All regular seminars, excluding job market seminar by applicants to positions at NHH, between August and June are included.

    Before each seminar, one PhD student presents the upcoming seminar-paper and his/her comments. All students subsequently discuss his/her presentation and comments as well as the seminar-paper itself. Alt least one faculty member with research interests similar to the seminar-paper is present to facilitate and contribute to the discussion. Different faculty members will therefore be present at different pre-seminars.

  • Learning outcome

    After taking this course, the candidate...


    - is in the forefront of knowledge within his/her academic field 


    - can understand and actively take part in research seminars, which presents current research in his/her field

    - can challenge established knowledge and practice in his/her field

    General Competence

    - can participate in debates in the field in international forums

  • Teaching

    Participation in department seminars and pre-semionars.

  • Requirements for course approval

    At least 80% attendance at department seminars and pre-seminars.

  • Assessment

    Participation in class and the written reviews (slides) of the presented papers count equally.

  • Grading Scale



ECTS Credits

Autumn. Offered autumn 2019.

Course responsible

Organised by the PhD-ccordinator, currently professor Svein-Arne Persson, Department of Finance, NHH.