Job market candidates and placements

Job market candidates

Find out more about our doctoral students currently on the job market.

Placement Director: Joel Shapiro

Beata Gafka

Research area: Asset pricing & macro finance.

Job market paper: 'Mind the (trade) gap! Stock market implications of barriers to trade.'

Visit Beata's personal website.


Karl Overdick

Research area: Behavioural Economics, Behavioural Science.

Job Market Paper: 'Happiness, productivity and willingness to compete.'

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Theofanis Papamichalis

Research area: Asset Pricing; Macro-Finance; Political Economy.

Job market paper: ‘The “Matthew Effect” in Asset Returns: Winners and Losers from Entry’

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Johan Cassel Pegelow

Research area: Private Equity; Asset Management; Corporate Finance.

Job Market Paper: 'The dynamics of pay-for-performance sensitivity in private equity funds.'

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Magdalena Plesa

Research area: Social enterprise, hybrid organisations, entrepreneurship, strategy.

Job market paper: 'The role of governance on the dehybridization of social enterprises.'

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Edika Quispe-Torreblanca

Research area: Behavioural economics; behavioural finance, judgement and decision making

Job Market Paper: 'The Asymmetric Rank Effect for Winning and Losing Portfolios.'


Listed here are placements of recent programme alumni.


  • Alexander Montag - University of Warwick - Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • William Fritz - Venture Studio and Northwestern Mutual - Senior Director, Research & Innovation
  • Beata Gafka - Ivey Business School - Assistant Professor in Finance


  • Johan Cassel - Harvard Business School - Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Dunhong Jin - University of Hong Kong - Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Xuan Wang - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute - Assistant Professor of Finance


  • Peter Zimmerman - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland - Senior Analyst
  • Astrid Van de Bossche - Goldsmiths - Lecturer in Marketing


  • Ji Yan - City University of Hong Kong - Assistant Professor
  • Timotius Kasim - Bristol University - Lecturer
  • Ilona Mostipan - Analysis Group
  • Heli Helanummi-Cole - Saïd Business School - Policy Fellow
  • Yuni Wen - Saïd Business School - Teaching Fellow 
  • Anna Custers - World Bank

Placement institutions


Institutions that alumni of the DPhil programme are placed:

  • Cornell University
  • IMD
  • Imperial College London
  • MIT
  • Penn State University
  • University of Warwick