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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Finance

Doctoral Program Placements

To land positions at top research universities, PhD graduates must have solid research and teaching skills. Our doctoral students learn from the best: Their mentors are faculty members who have received academic honors that include chaired professorships, editorships of distinguished journals, and memberships of editorial boards of prominent journals.

Our students conduct research alongside these faculty members and other students, and they learn to teach from great teachers. As such, our finance doctoral students are consistently placed in impressive positions.

PhD Placements in Recent Years
2014
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Ken Weakley Empirical Investments Trzcinka Indiana University Indiana University
Brian Wolfe Empirical Corporate Finance Billett, Tian University of Buffalo University of Buffalo
Zhong Zhang Empirical Market Microstructure Holden City University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong
2013
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Jung Hoon Lee Empirical Investments Trzcincka Tulane University Tulane University
2012
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Alex Borisov Empirical Corporate Finance Bhattacharya, Yu University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati
Daniel Kim Theoretical and Empirical Corporate Finance Holden, Yang Peking University HSBC Business School Peking University HSBC Business School
2011
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Peggy Huang Empirical Corporate Finance Goldman Tulane University Tulane University
Stacey Jacobsen Empirical Corporate Finance Bhattacharya Southern Methodist Univ. Southern Methodist Univ.
Cassandra Marshall Empirical Corporate Finance Bhattacharya University of Richmond University of Richmond
2009
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Zhongyan Zhu Theoretical & Empirical Bond Pricing Holden The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Yan (Ann) Zhang Empirical Corporate and International Finance Holden, Smart James Madison University James Madison University
2008
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Chotibhak (Pab) Jotikasthira Theoretical & Empirical Bond Pricing & Microstructure Jennings University of North Carolina University of North Carolina
2007
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Lamont Black Empirical Banking Udell The Federal Reserve Board The Federal Reserve Board
Doug Blackburn Theoretical Asset Pricing Trzcincka Fordham University Fordham University
Rina Ray Empirical Corporate Finance Udell, Yu Norwegian SOE, Bergen Norwegian SOE, Bergen
2006
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Diego Agudelo Empirical International Market Microstructure Holden Escuela de Administración, Finanzas y Tecnología (Colombia) Escuela de Administración, Finanzas y Tecnología (Colombia)
Janis Berzins Empirical Investments Trzcinka Norwegian SOB, Oslo Norwegian SOB, Oslo
Neal Galpin Empirical Corporate Finance Bhattacharya Texas A&M University Texas A&M University
Ruslan Goyenko Empirical Market Microstructure Trzcinka McGill University McGill University
2005
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Joon Ho Hwang Empirical Corporate Finance Bhattacharya University of Memphis University of Memphis
Ugur Lel Empirical International Finance Udell, Miller The Federal Reserve Board The Federal Reserve Board
Lee Sanning Empirical Corporate Finance Trzcinka University of Wyoming University of Wyoming
2004
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Anna Danielova Empirical Corporate Finance Trzcinka, Smart McMaster University McMaster University
Bruce Haslem Empirical Corporate Finance Bhattacharya Florida State University Florida State University
Ram Thirumalai Empirical Market Microstructure Holden University of Pittsburgh (visit) Indian School of Business
Wee Yong Yeo Empirical Market Microstructure Holden National University of Singapore National University of Singapore
2003
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Peter Groznik Empirical International Finance Bhattacharya University of Ljubljana University of Ljubljana
Wei Liu Empirical Corporate Finance Dittmar, Jennings American University American University
2002
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Pankaj Jain Empirical International Market Microstructure Holden University of Memphis University of Memphis
Craig Wisen Empirical Investments Trzcinka, Klem University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Fairbanks
2001
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Chad Zutter Empirical Corporate Finance Udell University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh
Hazem Daouk Empirical International Finance Bhattacharya University of Michigan (visit) Cornell University
2000
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Andrew Waisburd Empirical Market Microstructure Jennings Texas Christian University Harris Investment Management
Len Lundstrum Empirical Corporate Finance Holden North Carolina State University Northern Illinois University
Prakit Narongtan Empirical Banking Holden Thailand Thailand
Scott Hoover Empirical Banking Jennings University of Wyoming Washington & Lee University
1999
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Alex Butler Empirical Corporate Finance Holden Louisiana State University University of Texas at Dallas
Mikka Tauren Empirical Asset Price Holden Credit Suisse Group Credit Suisse Group
1998
Name Area of Interest Chair Initial Placement Current Placement
Jeff Bacidore Empirical Market Microstructure Holden New York Stock Exchange Goldman Sachs