Winners of the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS 2019


Gregory Buchak, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Gregory Buchak is completing his PhD in financial economics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on consumer finance, the industrial organization of the financial system, financial regulation, and the role that finance plays in technological growth. Next year he will join the Stanford Graduate School of Business as an

assistant professor of finance. 
Financing the Gig Economy



Lorena Keller, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Lorena Keller is a PhD candidate in finance at Northwestern University. Her

research interests are in macro-finance. In particular, she is interested

in understanding how macroeconomic and pricing frictions affect agents at the

micro level (firms and households) and how the effects at the micro level feed

back to the real economy.

Lorena holds an M.A and B.A in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico (Peru).

Prior to her PhD studies at Northwestern, Lorena worked as a Trader at Deutsche Bank.

This summer, Lorena is joining the finance department at University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Capital Controls and Risk Misallocation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment


Claudia Robles Garcia, London School of Economics

Claudia Robles-Garcia is a PhD candidate in Economics at the London School of Economics and a research analyst at the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Her main areas of research are household finance, industrial organization and banking.

In recent work,  she studies the role of intermediaries as expert advisors, the effects of financial regulation on consumer behavior and market structure, and

the impact of vertical relations on firm pricing decisions. This summer, Claudia will be joining the Stanford Graduate School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Finance.

Competition and Incentives in Mortgage Markets: The Role of Brokers


Olivier Wang, MIT Economics

Olivier Wang is a PhD candidate in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and will be joining the finance department at the NYU Stern School of Business this summer.

His current research is in macroeconomics, banking, and international finance.

Prior to MIT, he received degrees in mathematics and economics from

the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.

Banks, Low Interest Rates, and Monetary Policy Transmission



Chenzi Xu, Harvard University

Chenzi Xu’s research interests are in financial history and

international macroeconomics, especially as it pertains to banking and financial crises. She is a PhD candidate in Economics at Harvard University.

Chenzi received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard and

was a Harvard-Cambridge Scholar and Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholar at

the University of Cambridge, where she received an M. Phil in Economic and

Social History. Chenzi will join the Stanford Graduate School of Business

as an assistant professor of finance in the fall 2020 after one year as the

Dartmouth International Economics Postdoctoral Fellow.

Reshaping Global Trade: The Immediate and Long-Run Effects of Bank Failures


Anthony Lee Zhang, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Anthony Lee Zhang is a PhD student in Economic Analysis and Policy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He primarily works on market design and microstructure. His job market paper proposes a way to measure the

manipulability of derivative contract markets.

Competition and Manipulation in Derivative Contract Markets































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