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FBE Ph.D. Students

The USC Marshall Department of Finance and Business Economics offers a PhD. Program in Finance that gives candidates a rigorous training in fields ranging from portfolio theory to behavioral finance to financial crisis theory. Its candidates have come from schools such as the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard Business School, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, the University of Chicago Booth School and Yale. Its graduates have gone on to positions in government, the private sector, and universities including the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business.

To Contact Us:

Ph.D. Program
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
3660 Trousdale Parkway, ACC 230
Los Angeles, California 90089-0442

phd@marshall.usc.edu
(213) 740-0676
(213) 740-3208 FAX

Below are our current Ph.D. students.

Luis Felipe Cabezon

1st Year Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

Suk won Lee

3rd Year Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

Suk won Lee is a Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics. Prior to joining the program, Suk worked as Junior Economist at the Bank of Korea, dealing with open market operations and foreign reserve management. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Yonsei University and MSc in Finance and Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Yuan (Bruce) Li

3rd Year Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

Yuan Li is a PhD student of Finance and Business Economics. His research interests include corporate governance, media and financial market, and equity issuance. Prior to PhD study, Yuan got his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tsinghua University, China.

Georgios Magkotsios

Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

Georgios Magkotsios is a Ph.D. student in finance. His research interests include theoretical and empirical asset pricing. Prior to entering the Ph.D. Program at Marshall, he worked on research projects related to the term structure of interest rates, the distribution of returns from growth and value stocks and market microstructure. He has a strong background in mathematical modeling and computational methods. Georgios holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Notre Dame. His transition from astrophysics to finance stems from the differences in scope between natural and social sciences and the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis.

Roman Skripnik

3rd Year Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

Roman in a Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics. His ongoing research uses analysts' price targets for stocks to compute expected abnormal returns. Using these expectations, he forms portfolios and observes how they perform as compared to equally-weighted portfolios to conclude on the usefulness of analysts' recommendations.

Vuk Talijan

Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

Vuk Talijan is a Ph.D. student in finance & business economics. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, Vuk worked in investment banking at Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis and private equity at Granite Creek Partners in Chicago.

Yuan Wan

3rd Year Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

Yuan is a Ph.D. Student in Finance and Business Economics. Prior to coming to USC, he was a research assistant at Chicago Booth. His past research projects heavily relied on the abundance of high frequency security data and computational power from grid computing. His current research interest is empirical asset pricing and he has found exploring financial risks through a well-established discipline has many great values.

Vivian Wong

2nd Year Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

Louis Yang

2nd Year Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

Seung Yeon Yoo

1st Year Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics