PhD Program in Finance
The SSE PhD Program in Finance (240 ECTS) follows the standard US format: rigorous coursework in the first two years, and independent work on research projects that will make up the doctoral dissertation in the last two years.
A specially designed course program, the Stockholm Doctoral Course Program in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (SDPE), is organized by SSE jointly with Stockholm University for our doctoral students in Economics and Finance.
A dissertation from our program typically consists of several essays in one or several fields of financial economics, which are expected to be suitable for publication in international scientific journals – the main channel for communicating research results. A strong track record of placing our graduates in leading academic institutions around the world reflects the strengths of the program and the dedication of our faculty to support our doctoral students.
We offer program research areas in:
- Corporate Finance and Contract Theory
- Law and Finance and Corporate Governance
- Asset Pricing and Financial Econometrics
- Derivatives and Risk Management
- Behavioral Finance
- Market Microstructure
- Real Estate
- Mathematical Finance
Life as a PhD student
As a PhD student you are highly integrated in the SSE research environment. You will conduct research at one of the departments at SSE, or belong to a research group at one of the affiliated Institutes, or research centers, depending on your specialization and field of research interest.
Besides the shared office at SSE, you also have full access to premises, library, and IT resources. You attend and give presentations at the seminar series of your department and are welcome to attend seminars at other departments.
As a doctoral student you have access to travel grants so that you can conduct research abroad and participate actively at international conferences. At the same time your student status gives you access to the many discounts offered by membership in the Student Association of the Stockholm School of Economics, such as student housing, discounted student fares for public transportation, and rebates in stores, restaurants, museums, and sport club memberships.
With its inner city location, SSE does not have a traditional campus, but the activities of the entire city of Stockholm are easily within your reach, including day courses, seminars, and workshops held at other Stockholm universities.