Professor Hansen was a leader in the development of the joint PhD program in Financial Economics launched in 2006 by the Department of Economics in the Division of the Social Sciences and by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The aim of this program is to combine the strengths of both sponsors in training PhD students interested in financial economics.
Students in the joint program benefit from broad sets of instructors and classmates. It has long been a tradition in the Department of Economics to feature core economics training for their PhD students, and the Booth School has a well-recognized excellence in finance. Upon completion of this program, students will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics and Finance jointly from the Division of the Social Sciences and Chicago Booth.