The Swedish House of Finance awards a best thesis prize to MSc students who have used Swedish Equity Data* available from the National Data Center of the Swedish House of Finance in their work. The total prize money for the award is SEK 50.000.The prize will be awarded annually in order to stimulate students to work on topics related to financial economics by using data on Nordic financial markets.
Master students are invited to submit their theses, defended at a Swedish college or university during the academic year 2019/20. The thesis must use data from the Swedish House of Finance Data Center, available for download at https://data.houseoffinance.se/. The thesis should be written in English and have been awarded the highest grade. A submission should include a short motivation from the thesis advisor or examiner, and a note on the awarded grade for the thesis. The contact information should include e-mail addresses and phone numbers to the student as well as the advisor or examiner.
Only electronic submissions are accepted by entering the contest via our award webpage before August 30th, 2020. See https://data.houseoffinance.se/thesisAward/index for detailed instructions.
A jury is formed by representatives from the Nasdaq Nordic Foundation and SSE finance department, as well as representatives from the financial industry, primarily firms who have an interest in financial data processing. The jury will pick a winner and a runner-up paper.
Winners will be notified in early September and the award ceremony will take place at the Swedish House of Finance in Stockholm during the Fall.
*In particular Finbas, Nasdaq HFT, Resility;