PhD Position in Financial Economics, University of St Gallen [Switzerland]

PhD Position in Financial Economics, University of St Gallen, Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, one 35% - 70% -POSITION IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS OR QUANTITATIVE FINANCE

Starting in March 2009. The position is part of the Prof. Enrico De Giorgi’s research group. It is assumed that candidates for these position are willing to start a Ph.D. in Financial Economics or Quantitative Finance at the University of St. Gallen. Ph. D. topics for a thesis can cover both, theoretical or empirical methods in Finance and Economics.

Examples of recent research articles that could be starting points for a Ph. D. thesis can be downloaded from the web address: http://www.people.lu.unisi.ch/degiorge/

The successful candidate will be integrated in a young, strongly research oriented team, with strong foundation in quantitative methods in Finance and Economics. The group will be located at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of St. Gallen. The new Ph. D. candidate is expected to interact strongly with the professors of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics in the development of their thesis, as well as with professors and post?docs of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance. The candidate is also expected to collaborate in the development of the teaching activities of the group in the areas of mathematics and quantitative methods for Finance and Economics.

Applications for the position should be send no later than Friday, January 30, 2009 by e?mail with a complete CV to: enrico.degiorgi[ at ]lu.unisi.ch.

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor and Master degrees in Economics, Finance, Mathematics (in this case, with some
    studies in Economics), or related fields;
  • Willingness to write a Ph. D. thesis in Financial Economics or Quantitative Finance at the
    University of St. Gallen;
  • Strong willingness to apply quantitative methods in Finance or Economics;
  • Interest in Decision Theory, Behavioural Finance and Behavioural Economics.

Duties:

  • Collaboration in the teaching of mathematics at different teaching levels;
  • Collaboration in the research activities of the group in the areas of Mathematics, Financial Economics and Quantitative Finance;
  • Development of a Ph. D. thesis in Financial Economics or Quantitative Finance at the University of St. Gallen.

Starting Date: 1st of March 2009.