OFR Announces Events for New and Aspiring PhD Scholars

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) will host two events in 2023 for new and aspiring PhD scholars: the PhD Symposium on Financial Stability and the OFR’s Rising Scholars Conference. These events allow new and aspiring PhD scholars in the fields of economics and finance to present their research to senior-level economists from the OFR and other federal agencies, as well as from academia, and receive these experts’ feedback.

The PhD Symposium on Financial Stability is an event for upper-year PhD candidates. It highlights the latest student research on the dynamics governing financial markets and their implications for financial stability. In 2022, the Symposium welcomed six PhD candidates from academic institutions across the country. The presenters received constructive feedback from economists at the OFR, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The OFR plans to host its next Symposium in November 2023, with a call for papers scheduled for June 2023.

The Rising Scholars Conference is for scholars who received their PhD within the last six years. This event, slated for May 5, will be cohosted by the OFR and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies. Attendees will discuss theoretical and empirical papers regarding new challenges to financial stability arising from developments in fintech, shadow banking, and other sectors. Stay tuned for information on how to attend.

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