University of Southern California


The department maintains a highly supportive and collegial atmosphere that fosters close cooperation and coordination among the faculty and Ph.D. candidates. This partnership ensures the integration of the several disciplines represented by individual members of the Finance and Business Economics group. This collaborative imperative guarantees the continued relevance and timeliness of the teaching and research programs.

Job Market Candidates

The Marshall School of Business contributes to the broad field of academic research as our students go on to be thought-leaders in business schools around the world. These Ph.D. candidates are taking the next step in their academic careers. Learn more about each candidate by clicking on their name.

Haitao Mo
Tong Wang


Finance and Business Economics students have won numerous prestigious awards over the past several years. Past honors include:

  • SAC Capital Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, Western Finance Association
  • Student Travel Award, American Finance Association
  • Student Paper Competition winner, Individual Finance and Insurance Decisions

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Explore the Ph.D. Student Directory to learn more about our Ph.D. students in finance and business economics.