VU PhD student Wenqian Huang accepts prestigious BIS position
On March 9th, one of FEWEB’s PhD students, Wenqian Huang, accepted a position at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Competition for such position is fierce as typically only one or two are opened up each year for PhD students worldwide. This is therefore an extraordinary placement for VU.
Wenqian’s thesis focuses on systemic risk associated with central clearing parties. As part of her PhD she visited the Bank of England (another highly competitive selection process). She also has worked on high-frequency trading. Her PhD position is in the finance group and her supervisor at VU is Albert Menkveld.
The BIS is an international financial organization established in 1930. The mission of the BIS is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks. Each year the BIS hires a selected number of economists from around the world on the job market. Economists at the BIS conduct high-quality research on policy-relevant topics and provide analytic and secretariat support to meetings of senior central bank officials, Committees and Management.