News Archive 2011

  • Anders Bredahl Kock , CREATES, has received a Sapere Aude Grant (ung eliteforsker) from the Danish Council for Independent Research. The grant amounts to 2.3 mio DKK. The title of the project is "Oracle Efficient Econometric Modelling". Read more here.
  • PhD student Rasmus Varneskov has received a travel grant from Købmand Ferdinand SallingsMindefond of DKK 150,000.
  • PhD student Kasper Vinther Olesen has been awarded a travel scholarship of DKK 100,000 from the Aage and Yelva Nimbs Foundation. Kasper Vinther Olesen was nominated for the scholarship because of his impressive results in the elite graduate programme International Master of Science in QuantitativeEconomics and because of his experience with energy markets and the financial challenges, whichplayers in these markets face. Kasper Vinther Olesen is likely to spend the scholarship on a research trip to North America.
  • Anders Bredahl Kock and Johannes Tang Kristensen have both been offerede post doctoral scholarshipsfrom FSE, The Danish Council for Independent Research. The grants amount to respectively, DKK 1.371.956 and DKK 1.404.541.
  • Two post doctoral fellowships in financial econometrics (joint Oxford-Man Institute and CREATES). Post doctoral fellowships/assistant professorships. PhD scholarships.
  • CREATES fellow, Professor Morten Ø. Nielsen, Queen's University, Canada has been appointed full professor at Queen's starting 1 July 2011.
  • CREATES fellow, Professor Peter Reinhard Hansen has moved from Stanford University to the European University Institute in Florence, where he is now a full professor starting 1 August 2011.
  • Allan Würtz has been appointed new Head of the Department of Economics and Business at School ofBusiness and Social Sciences at Aarhus University.
  • Professor Tim Bollerslev, Duke University and CREATES, has been elected as a fellow of the AmericanStatistical Association.
  • The annual celebration at Business and Social Science on Friday 17 June 2011 included an academicsession, announcement of ‘Alumni of the Year” and winners of the ‘Young Researcher Award’.The ’YoungResearcher Award 2011’ was granted to Irene Pollach of the Department of Business Communication and Kim Christensen of the Department of Economics and Business, CREATES.
  • Postdoc Malene Kallestrup Lamb, has been granted DKK 1.5m from the Danish Council for IndependentResearch to the project "Identifying and Understanding Differences in Longevity Trends at AdvancedAges".
  • PhD student Stefan Holst Bache has received a 4 months postdoctoral scholarship, DKK 166.144 from the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF).
  • PhD student Laurent Callot has received a travelling stipend of DKK 35.000 for post graduate studies at Princeton Universtiy.
  • Professor Timo Teräsvirta has been awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the School of Business of the University of Turku, Finland. The ceremony took place on 27 May 2011.
  • Assistant Professor, Kim Christensen, CREATES, has been awarded the 2011 "Golden Pointer" (Den Gyldne Pegepind) in recognition of excellent teaching in Statistics on the first and second year of the BA(econ) program. The prize worth DKK 7500 is sponsored by Nordea and is awarded by the students at the School of Economics and Management.
  • On 8 April 2011 The Danish National Research Foundation decided to prolong the funding of CREATESfor additionally 5 years, 2012-2017.
  • CREATES is glad to welcome a new post doc starting 1 April 2011.Paolo Santucci de Magistris is anItalian citizen and in 2010 he acquired his PhD from University of Pavia. During his PhD program he was a visiting scholar at CREATES in 2009.
  • On 1 February 2011, Aarhus University officially opened a new and completely refurbished building in Høegh-Guldbergs Gade. The building houses the International Centre, the PhD House and the new IC Dormitory. Michele Costola is a visiting PhD student at CREATES. He stays in the IC Dormitory and met with the Crown Prince at the opening.
  • One of CREATES' PhD students, Anders B. Kock, has received a grant from the Aarhus University Research Foundation to support part of his research stay at Berkeley for his PhD studies at AU. Anders is going to work with Associate Professor and PhD Michael Jansson; Anders hopes to discuss his work withfaculty from the Econ as well as Statistics departments who are known to be among the leaders within their respective fields and are conveniently located within the same building. The research period is January through May.
  • CREATES is glad to welcome two new post docs starting 1 January 2011.Daniela Osterrieder is a Germancitizen and will soon acquire her PhD from Maastricht University where she had Professor PeterSchotman as supervisor. Her research interests include asset pricing, financial econometrics, long-memory modeling and fixed-income and real estate finance.
  • Stefano Grassi is an Italian citizen and acquired in 2010 his PhD from University of Rome, Tor Vergata, under the supervision of Professor Tommaso Proietti. He comes from a post doc position at University of Perugia.