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Research is the cornerstone of doctoral study. PhD candidates at Purdue’s Daniels School of Business are not only exploring their respective areas of interest, but also diving deep into industry challenges to provide thoughtful, innovative solutions. Through empirical research and subject matter mentorship, our PhD graduates are poised to engage in the highest-level of discourse and provide meaningful contributions to their communities.

Finance Faculty Areas of Research

  • Asset pricing
  • Behavioral finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Derivatives
  • Financial intermediation
  • Household finance
  • International finance
  • Macro finance
  • Mutual funds

Recent Publications

Adem Atmaz and Suleyman Basak (2022), "Stock Market and No-Dividend Stocks," Journal of Finance.

Sergey Chernenko, Josh Lerner and Yao Zeng (2021), "Mutual Funds as Venture Capitalists? Evidence from Unicorns," Review of Financial Studies.

Mara Faccio and Luigi Zingales (2022), “Political Determinants of Competition in the Mobile Telecommunication Industry," Review of Financial Studies

Huseyin Gulen, Stefano Cassella, Benjamin Golez and Peter Kelly (2022), "Horizon Bias and the Term Structure of Equity Returns," Review of Financial Studies.

John McConnell and Qianru Qi (2021), "Does CEO Succession Planning (Disclosure) Create Shareholder Value?" Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

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 five faculty with over 1,000 citations


Female Scientist in Academic Finance

Campus Centers of Engagement

There are numerous centers and initiatives in our school and around campus that enhance the PhD student experience and address issues and skills including entrepreneurship, commercialization, ethics, diversity and inclusion, and much more. Our Finance students also benefit from efforts more specific to their academic pursuits.

Our school's Purdue Finance Workshop (PFW) hosts events and provides access to resources that support professional development and alumni engagement for those studying finance. The club links the Purdue finance community -- which includes the  Purdue Investment Banking Academy, the Financial Management Association, and Investment & Trading at Purdue -- together.

Our Purdue FinTech Center is a hub that brings together academics, students, employers, regulators and entrepreneurs interested in fintech. The new center hosted a conference in May 2022 with sessions on topics including money creation in decentralized finance, fintech and banking, financing micro-entrepreneurship in online crowdfunding markets, and more.  

The campus-wide Purdue Financial Management Association is a chapter of the global FMA organization created to educate and provide resources to students interested in the field of Finance. The group hosts panel discussions based around various fields in finance, sends members to national FMA conferences, visits financial institutions around the midwest, and facilitates social, volunteer, and fundraising events. 

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