AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS

Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC) and the Department of Finance at Copenhagen Business School are proud to host the seventh AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS on June 17, 2019.

This award recognizes the most promising finance PhD graduates in 2019. Specifically, the award recognizes the graduates specializing in financial economics pursuing degrees in any field of study, e.g. business or economics, whose dissertation and broader research potential carry the greatest promise of making an impact on the finance practice and academia.


Winners 2019


Gregory Buchak, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Lorena Keller, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Claudia Robles Garcia, London School of Economics

Olivier Wang, MIT Economics

Chenzi Xu, Harvard University

Anthony Lee Zhang, Stanford Graduate School of Business


The winners will receive a cash prize of a total of 10.000 USD sponsored by AQR and present their research in Copenhagen on June 17, 2019.

The event starts in the morning, includes a lunch, and ends in the afternoon.


Award Selection Committee: 

Please note: the Award Selection Committee conducts an independent search for candidates so candidates cannot apply for this award. If you would like to participate in this event and see the best research by the new crop of graduates, please sign up on this website.


Deadline for registration is June 6, 2019 at noon


The event is free of charge, but we have a limited number of places available for this event, so please sign up as soon as possible.


Please note the following:


  • Your registration is only valid, once you have received an email confirmation from the conference system. Please make sure to check your email for your registration confirmation.
  • We have a limited number of seats available for this event, so in the event that you will not be able to come, please cancel your registration as soon as possible by emailing Julie de Molade:
  • Please note that for marketing purposes photos may be taken during the event. 
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