If this can be circulated please?

Through the generous sponsorship of the LBMA <>,
Trinity Business School seeks applicants to enter to study for a PhD in the
broad area of the economics and finance of the Precious Metals market. The
successful applicant will receive a bursary “The London Bullion Market
Association Bursary” which is valued at STG£14,000 per annum. Supervision
will be conducted jointly by Professor Brian Lucey
<>(Trinity College Dublin) and Dr
Fergal O’Connor <> (York
Management School)

This Bursary is guaranteed for three years, and is a total sum. Candidates
will be required to pay fees and maintain themselves from this sum. The
successful candidate will be expected to contribute occasional articles to
the LBMA publication the Alchemist, as well as to contribute to its
seminars and conferences as appropriate, as well as to engage in academic
research and publications towards a PhD registered in Trinity Business
Indicative topics for study might include a mapping of the changing
gold/silver OTC market, historical aspects of gold and silver investment,
global impact and integration of Chinese and Indian gold markets, gold and
silver yield curves, gold/silver as predictors of inflation/deflation,
gold/silver as assets for sovereign wealth funds, gold/silver and sovereign
debt composition, gold/silver as hedges and safe havens in economic
downturns, gold/silver as a diversifier in crisis v calm periods etc .
Further topics can be discussed.
The ideal candidate will possess a Masters degree in economics, finance,
quantitative finance, statistics or another cognate numerate discipline.
Experience in financial services/precious metals industry is a useful but
not required attribute.
Candidates who wish to apply for this bursary/Ph.D. studentship should in
the first instance contact Prof Brian Lucey, at [log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]>, copying
Dr O’Connor [log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]>
a brief (3-5 page) outline of their research interests in gold and silver
as well as their understanding of the issues facing the precious metals
industry and the challenges facing precious metals research. They should
also supply a CV, a photograph, and as detailed an academic transcript as
possible. This should be done before 7 April 2017.


Professor Brian M Lucey, B.A. (Dubl.), M.A. (NUI), Ph.D (Stirling),
F.T.C.D. (
Editor, International Review of Financial Analysis
Editor, Finance Research Letters
Professor of International Finance and Commodities
Director of Research, Trinity Business School
Trinity College, Dublin
College Green, Dublin 2
353-1-8961552/ 353-87-9739076

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