PhD Program

Job Market Candidates

Chicago Booth PhD students are innovative researchers who have been exposed to some of the best ideas and teaching in the world. Trained to constantly question and test ideas, they are prepared to push their research to the highest level in a demanding environment. Candidates for the 2019–2020 job market are below.    

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Accounting

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Miao Liu

"Assessing the Strength and Weakness in Human Information Processing: A Machine Learning Approach" Christian Leuz Information Processing, Financial Accounting
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Lisa Yao Liu

"Do Auditors Help Prevent Data Breaches?" Hans Christensen Regulation and Enforcement, Information Disclosure, Auditing, Technology and Innovation
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Johanna Shin

"Institutional Investors as Information Suppliers: Evidence from Investment Conferences" Philip Berger Institutional Investors, Information Frictions, Capital Markets  Website
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Behavioral Science

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Michael Kardas

"It's Surprisingly Nice to Meet You: An Expectancy-Value Theory of People's Decisions to Socially Engage" Nicholas Epley Self-Disclosure, Conversation, Social Connection, Calibration Accuracy
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Shannon White

"Some Consequences of Financial Complexity" Abigail Sussman Consumer Decisions, Choice Architecture, User Research, Data Science
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Economics

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Eliot Abrams

"Assessing Bank Deposit Market Power Given Limited Consumer Consideration" Ralph Koijen and Chad Syverson Bank Competition, Demand for Financial Products, Limited Attention, Experiments
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Hee Kwon (Samuel) Seo

"Incentives, Technology and Certification Threshold: Impacts on Educational Outcomes, Valuation and Optimal Policy" Michael Greenstone Development Economics (Emphases on Energy and Education), Public Economics
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Finance

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Ana-Maria Tenekedjieva

"The Revolving Door and Insurance Solvency Regulation" Marianne Bertrand and Amir Sufi Empirical Corporate Finance, Financial Regulation, Insurance, Political Economy
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Joint Program in Financial Economics

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Ehsan Azarmsa

"Investment Sophistication and Wealth Inequality" Pietro Veronesi Economic Inequality, Financial Markets, Information Economics
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Charles Boyer

"Public Pensions and State Government Borrowing Costs" Lubos Pastor Asset Pricing, Financial Economics  Website
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Stefano Pegoraro

"Flows and Performance in Optimal Intermediation Contracts" Lars Peter Hansen and Zhiguo He Financial Intermediaries, Monetary Policy, Contract Theory, Corporate Finance  Website
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James Traina

"Monopsony Power in US Manufacturing" Erik Hurst and Chad Syverson Market Power, Productivity  Website
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Xun (Douglas) Xu

"Optimal Banking System for Private Money Creation" Douglas Diamond and Zhiguo He Corporate Finance, Banking, International Finance, Frictions in Financial Markets   Website
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Management Science/Operations Management

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Nasser Barjesteh

"Matching and Pricing in Service and Manufacturing Systems" Baris Ata and Sunil Kumar Ride-Hailing Markets, Revenue Management, Service Systems, Structural Estimation, Stochastic Control
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Hongfan (Kevin) Chen

"Optimal Commissions and Subscriptions in Networked Markets" John Birge Revenue Management, Platform Economy, Optimization under Uncertainty  Website
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Yifan Feng

"Essays on Dynamic Learning in Revenue Management and Logistics Network Management" René Caldentey Dynamic Learning, Data-Driven Decision Making, Digital Platform Operations, Market Analytics  Website
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Marketing

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Shirsho Biswas

"Discounting Your Advertising Message: Investigating the Effects of Price Information in Advertising on Search and Purchase" Pradeep Chintagunta Advertising, Digital Marketing, Service Quality, Brand Partnerships
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Yewon Kim

"Customer Retention under Imperfect Information" Sanjog Misra Consumer Learning, Information, Branding, Arts Industries  Website
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Xiaocai (Tesary) Lin

"Valuing Intrinsic and Instrumental Preferences for Privacy" Pradeep Chintagunta and Sanjog Misra Digital Marketing, Privacy, Information and Attention, Causal Machine Learning  Website
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