PhD candidate in Finance at HEC Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute

My research interests are in empirical and structural corporate finance, capital structure, product markets and innovation.

You can download my CV here.

Working papers

Fundamental Risk and Capital Structure


- Best Paper Prize for Young Economists at WIEM 2017

- Presented at: 2nd HEC Paris Finance PhD Workshop, Finance Workshop SFI@UNIL, SFI Research Days 2017, WIEM 2017, EFA 2017 (Doctoral Tutorial), German Finance Association 2017, AFA 2018 (poster session)

Work in progress

Product Market Strategy and Corporate Policies

- Presented at: 4th HEC Paris Finance PhD Workshop, Finance Workshop SFI@UNIL

Debt, Innovation, and Industry Dynamics (with Thomas Geelen and Erwan Morellec)

- Presented at: SFI Research Days 2018, Copenhagen Business School Brownbag Seminar

Operating Liquidity Management (with Nataliya Gerasimova and Roberto Steri)


University of Lausanne

Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne, B√Ętiment Extranef 252, CH-1015 Lausanne

T: +41 21 692 33 69

E: jakub.hajda(at)unil.ch

[Last update: August 2018]