PhD course: Continuous-Time Models for Empirical Corporate Finance, 2 ECTS

24-26 October 2023. Lecturer: Christopher Hennessy

Info about event


Tuesday 24 October 2023, at 09:00 - Thursday 26 October 2023, at 14:00


Department of Economics, Aarhus BSS, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V

Associate Professor Stefan Hirth is hosting this PhD course in collaboration with the Nordic Finance Network (NFN). Participation is open to finance PhD students and faculty from all universities and business schools irrespective of whether their home institution is a member of NFN.


This course offers a practical tool-box of corporate finance models that can be mapped tightly to the data. Emphasis will be placed on practicality and simplicity, as opposed to theoretical rigor. Hence, we will focus on those models that are easiest to implement and build upon.

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Professor Christopher Hennessy

Professor Christopher Hennessy's research focuses on information economics, moral hazard and debt, debt restructuring, tax planning, financing dynamics and credit risk. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. He is currently Professor of Finance at London Business School and formerly Associate Professor and Finance Area Chair at the Walter A Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley. 

Course dinner

A course dinner will be held. 


Registration no later than 1 October 2023:

The course is free of charge for PhD students from NFN associated universities. For other participants, the course fee is EUR 150.

NFN offers Travel Grants to cover part of the travel expenses for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Denmark. To apply for the Travel Grant, please use this form and send it to NFN office nfn (@) Remember to ask your supervisor to also send a short recommendation email. Please, send the application well in advance to make sure that the NFN office has time to process your application and you have a chance to ensure the cheapest tickets available.


Academic: Stefan Hirth,
Administrative: Susanne Christensen,