Finance PhD Pitch Perfect

Turning research ideas into research papers can be hard. It is therefore key for PhD students to get feedback early in the research process. The goal of the Finance PhD Pitch Perfect is precisely it: to give students an opportunity to present their unpolished ideas and receive feedback from accomplished researchers in the field.

Together with our coaches, students will discuss important questions such as: What makes a research question worthwhile pursuing? How to attack a research question? How to pitch an early-stage idea?

Finance PhD Pitch Perfect also aims at facilitating potential collaborations, among students at different Universities and between students and faculty members.

How to apply?

Students can submit their ideas through this online application form. We welcome applications in all areas of finance, both theory and empirics.

To apply, students must provide the following information:

  • Preliminary title (max 100 characters with spaces)
  • Description of the research question in one paragraph (max 1,000 characters with spaces)
  • Motivation: why is the question relevant? (max 1,000 characters with spaces)
  • Countribution: how does the idea fit in the existing literature? (max 1,000 characters with spaces)


Finance PhD Pitch Perfect

Next Event

Submission deadline: 10 December 2021

Online meetings: 4 February 2022


Past Events

January 2021. Program


Alberto Rossi
Associate Professor of Finance, Georgetown University
Andrea Vedolin
Assistant Professor of Finance, Boston University
Elizabeth Kemptf
Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Gonzalo Maturana
Associate Professor of Finance, Emory University
Marcin Kacperczyk
Professor of Finance, Imperial College London
Steven Ongena
Professor of Banking University of Zurich
Yigitcan Karabulut
Assistant Professor of Finance, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Andreas Fuster
Associate Professor of Finance, Swiss Finance Institute


 Dec 10th, 2021

December 30th, 2021


We will select 16 ideas for this year’s Pitch Perfect.

Sessions will be open to all PhD students. Registration is required.


Filipa Teixeira (Organizing team):

Professor Virginia Gianinazzi (Academic team):

Nova SBE Finance Knowledge Center