Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Current Ph.D. Students

  • Dominique Carlo Badoer

    5th Year Student
    303J Stuzin Hall
    352.392.4669
    Email (dominique.badoer at warrington.ufl.edu) | Personal Website

    Bio

    Prior to joining the Ph.D. program Dominique worked two and a half years as a risk manager for Bank Julius Baer & Co Ltd., where he specialized in credit- and market risk. Dominique is a CFA charterholder and earned his MSc from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, majoring in Mathematics. His current research interests include corporate finance and credit markets.
  • Aaron Brauner

    3rd Year Student
    314 Stuzin Hall
    352.392.4668
    Email (aaron.brauner at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Prior to entering the Ph.D. program at UF in 2011 Aaron received dual bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from the University of Delaware. He then pursued his Masters Degree in Economics while performing cost modeling research for the Center for Composite Materials (CCM) at the University of Delaware. His current research interests include international finance, corporate finance, regulation, and energy markets.
  • Charles Costello

    2nd Year Student
    303A Stuzin Hall
    352.392.5056
    Email (charlie.costello at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Charlie earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration and Finance from Central Washington University in 2009. He then spent several years working in the aerospace industry, both as a subcontract administrator and a financial analyst. Currently, Charlie is pursuing his doctorate and is interested in researching corporate governance and market microstructure.
  • Maxim Dolinsky

    3rd Year Student
    314 Stuzin Hall
    352.392.4668
    Email (maxim.dolinsky at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at UF in 2011, Maxim attended UF for his B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and MBA with concentration in Finance.
  • Emanuela Giacomini

    5th Year Student
    303K Stuzin Hall
    352.392.8913
    Email (emanuela.giacomini at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Prior to entering the Ph.D. Program at the University of Florida, Emanuela received her MS degree in Real Estate and Finance from the UF. Her primary research interests include Real estate finance, Banking and Corporate finance.
  • Victor Jarosiewicz

    2nd Year Student
    311 Stuzin Hall
    Email (victor.jarosiewicz at warrington.ufl.edu) | LinkedIn

    Bio

    Victor earned an MBA with concentrations in Finance and International Business from Rollins College, where he was awarded a full scholarship. He is a CFA charterholder and has passed Level 1 of the CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) program. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program at the University of Florida, Victor worked as a director of valuations for PCE, a FINRA-registered boutique investment banking firm in Winter Park, Florida. Victor has also been an instructor on valuations for the American Society of Appraisers. Victor is pursuing his doctorate and is interested in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, corporate finance, behavioral finance, illiquid assets and capital markets.
  • Yong (Jimmy) Jin

    2nd Year Student
    311 Stuzin Hall
    352.392.6386
    Email (yong.jin at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Prior to entering the Ph.D. Program at the University of Florida, Yong received his B.S. degree and M.Phil. degree in Risk Management Science, both from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also studied at Nanyang Technological University as a Temasek Foundation LEaRN Scholar and University of Toronto as an exchange student. Additionally, his paper won the best student paper award for the 2nd international annual conference of operations research and statistics and he is a FRM holder. Yong’s current research interests include corporate finance, asset pricing, behavioral finance and market microstructure.
  • Jaeyung Kim

    2nd Year Student
    303A Stuzin Hall
    352.392.5056
    Email (jaeyung.kim at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at the University of Florida in 2012, Jaeyung earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the Seoul National University, where he graduated with departmental honors. He then obtained his M.S. in Finance from the SNU Graduate School of Business. His current research interests include corporate finance and market microstructure.
  • Leming Lin

    5th Year Student
    315B Stuzin Hall
    352.392.4896
    Email (leming.lin at warrington.ufl.edu) | Personal Website

    Bio

    Prior to entering the Ph.D. Program at the University of Florida, Leming received his B.S. degree in Economics from Harbin Institute of Technology and M.Sc. degree in Finance from Singapore Management University. Leming has recently published two papers at the Journal of Financial Economics. His primary research interests include capital structure, merger and acquisitions, IPOs, and financial institutions.
  • Yan Lu

    2nd Year Student
    303K Stuzin Hall
    352.392.8913
    Email (yan.lu at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Yan graduated from Tongji University with a B.S. degree in Engineering Management and worked as a senior design management officer for K.Wah Group for three and half years. Prior to entering the Ph.D. Program, Yan earned her MSRE and MBA degrees at the University of Florida. Additionally, she is a CFA charter holder. Yan's current research interests include market microstructure, alternative investments, behavioral finance and corporate finance.
  • Atanas Mihov

    5th Year Student
    311 Stuzin Hall
    352.392.6386
    Email (atanas.mihov at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Atanas is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, where he has worked under the supervision of Dr. Mark Flannery. His research activities focus on corporate finance, corporate governance and investments. In his job market paper, Atanas explores the causal relationship between a firm’s operating cost structure and its financial leverage. His research has been presented at several national conferences.
  • Rong (Diana) Shao

    3rd Year Student
    303A Stuzin Hall
    353.392.5056
    Email (diana.shao at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Diana has BS degree in Finance and Banking from Beijing Forestry University. Prior to joining the doctor program at the University of Florida, she got her Master of Science degree from Georgia State University, major in Finance. Her current research interests include corporate finance.
  • Stace Sirmans

    5th Year Student
    303J Stuzin Hall
    352.392.4669
    Email (stace.sirmans at warrington.ufl.edu) | Website

    Bio

    Stace Sirmans is a Ph.D. Candidate in Finance at the University of Florida. His dissertation is centered around the role of credit risk in financial markets. One project analyzes the extent to which private sector firms delink themselves from sovereign risk (R&R at the Journal of Finance), and another shows how anticipation of credit rating changes leads to momentum effects within the CDS market and spillover effects from the CDS to the stock market (Job Market Paper). Stace's research has been featured in a number of conferences, such as the SFS Calvacade and the WU Gutmann Symposium. To download his working papers and a complete CV, please visit his website.
  • Matt Souther

    5th Year Student
    311 Stuzin Hall
    352.392.6386
    Email (matt.souther at warrington.ufl.edu)| Personal Website

    Bio

    Matt earned a B.S. in Finance from Auburn University, where he graduated summa cum laude as a University Honors Scholar after completing his honors thesis. He then went on to obtain his M.S. in Mathematical Finance from UNC-Charlotte. Before coming to UF, Matt spent a year working with the Systematic Equity team at Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management in San Diego, where he performed research on transaction cost optimization and portfolio factor construction for the firm's quantitatively-driven strategies. Matt's current research interests include corporate governance, closed-end funds, hedge funds, and empirical asset pricing.
  • Qie (Ellie) Yin

    2nd Year Student
    303B Stuzin Hall
    352.392.5844
    Email (qie.yin at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Bio

    Prior to entering the Ph.D. Program at the University of Florida, Ellie obtained her B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics and M.S. degree in Finance from Tsinghua University. Her current research interests include corporate finance.

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