Doctoral Consortium

ERIC welcomes Ph.D. students to submit working papers or preliminary drafts of one of their Ph.D. essays to the doctoral consortium that took place on May 17th, 2017 at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. Presentations are 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of open questions and discussion. Ph.D. students accepted to the doctoral consortium are also invited to stay for the main conference. Allianz Investment Management was the primary sponsor of the ERIC Doctoral Consortium.

Doctoral student best paper award
Doctoral students are encouraged to submit research papers and participate in the program. A best paper award of 600 EUR and a second best paper award of 400 EUR were awarded to the best doctoral papers. The awards were gratefully sponsored by Sparkassen Finanzgruppe Wissenschaftsförderung, an initiative of the German Savings Bank Finance Group to promote science and education.

Participating Senior Researchers
Prof. Hans-Peter Burghof (University of Hohenheim, Germany), Prof. David Yermack (Stern School of Business, New York University, United States of America), Prof. Monika Gehde-Trapp (University of Hohenheim, Germany), Prof. Steffen Meyer (Leibniz University Hannover)

See below for the program of the 4th ERIC Doctoral Consortium.


ERIC Doctoral Consortium

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


10:30 – 11:00

Registration and welcome coffee at Boerse Stuttgart


11:00 – 11:45

Bus transfer to the University of Hohenheim


Paper Presentations – Part 1


11:45 – 12:15

Foreign Acquisition and Credit Risk: Evidence from the U.S. CDS Market
Umit Yilmaz* (1)
(1): Swiss Finance Institute, Switzerland

12:15 – 12:45

Impact of Clearing Fees on Market Quality
Jose Mendoza* (1), Hans Degryse(1), Gunther Wuyts (1)
(1): University of Leuven – KU Leuven, Belgium

12:45 – 13:15

Cheap Products or Cheap Talk? Disclosed Markups and Ex-Post Performance of Structured Products
Petra Vokatá* (1)
(1): Aalto University, Finland

13:15 – 14:00



Paper Presentations – Part 2


14:00 – 14:30

Monetary policy and private investor trading
Steffen Meyer (1), Kim J. Boevers* (1)
(1): Leibnitz University Hanover, Germany

14:30 – 15:00

Influence of Political Climate on Portfolio Composition: Evidence from Regional Banks
Marina Mukhamadieva* (1)
(1): Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break


Paper Presentations – Part 3


15:30 – 16:00

Parameter Uncertainty: The Missing Piece of the Liquidity Premium Puzzle?
Ferenc Horvath* (1)
(1): Tilburg University, Netherlands

16:00 – 16:30

Fake Alpha
Marcel Müller* (1), Tobias Rosenberger (1), Marliese Uhrig-Homburg (1)
(1): Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Bus transfer to Boerse Stuttgart 


Wine reception at Boerse Stuttgart


*Presenting author