Princeton’s Bendheim Center for Finance provides a second home for Ph.D. students interested in finance and related fields.
Princeton BCF does not directly admit Ph.D. students. Typically, Ph.D. students working with Princeton BCF faculty were admitted by the Department of Economics, the Department of ORFE, or the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics.
In order to foster interaction and mentorship, Ph.D. students who have passed their general examination and are working with Princeton BCF faculty are provided a carrel space in close proximity to the faculty. A weekly Student Research Seminar gives students the opportunity to present their work and receive first-hand feedback from faculty and fellow students.
The Ph.D. student(s) with the best draft of a job market paper for the upcoming job market will receive at the end of April the Ben Bernanke Prize in Financial and Monetary Economics.