Research Grants

The Rodney L. White Center is pleased to award research grants to the following Wharton Faculty and Finance Department PhD students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Arthur van Benthem, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Cost-Effective Markets for Renewable Energy

Jules van Binsbergen, The Nippon Life Professor in Finance, Professor of Finance
How Slow-Moving is Capital Really?

Winston Wei Dou,  Assistant Professor of Finance
Innovation Network and Long-Run Growth Risk

Erik Gilje, Assistant Professor of Finance
Shale Shocked: The Long Run Effect of Income Shocks on Consumer Credit

Michael Platt, James S. Riepe University Professor; Professor of Marketing; Professor of Psychology; Professor of Neuroscience
The Effect of Mobile Technology on Consumer Financial Decision Making

Michael Roberts, William H. Lawrence Professor, Professor of Finance
Historical Accounting Data Acquisition

Prasanna Tambe, Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Mergers & Acquisitions and Employee Job Search

Amir Yaron, Robert Morris Professor of Banking; Professor of Finance
A Bound on the Market Expected Return: Disentengling Systemic and Idiosyncratic Risk and Government Debt, Uncertainty and Corporate Risk Premia

Andrea Contigiani, PhD Candidate in Management
Experimentation, Financing and Performance in Entrepreneurial Ventures

Roberto Gomez-Cram, PhD Candidate in Finance
Autocorrelated Returns and Market Timing

Alexandr Kopytov, PhD Candidate in Finance
Financial networks over the business cycle

Daniel Kim, PhD Candidate in Finance
Estimating bankruptcy cost and shareholders’ recovery rates

Jianan Liu, PhD Candidate in Finance
Comovement in arbitrage limits

Alejandro Lopez-Lira, PhD Candidate in Finance
Explanation of cross-section of returns using important risks