Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium is a three-day forum for PhD students from INSEAD and Wharton to present their research and foster collaboration across institutions and disciplines.

In the spirit of academic diversity, submissions from all INSEAD and Wharton doctoral programs are invited.

The Consortium includes student presentations, keynote presentations, and panel sessions led by INSEAD and Wharton faculty. Effort is made to give accepted students the opportunity to meet with faculty members either in-person or via video-conference. The Consortium also includes social events both on campus and off-site.

The 12th Annual Doctoral Consortium (2023)

Plans are underway for the next Doctoral Consortium, which will take place in the Fall of 2023 on INSEAD’s Singapore campus.

The Planning Committee is being formed now. If you are a PhD student interested in working with your colleagues to organize a valuable Consortium, please send your resume to Michele Anna Klekotka ( If you would like to know more about the responsibilities involved with serving, please reach out to the 2022 organizers, Beidi Hu (Operations, Information &  Decision), Sasmira Matta (Health Care Management), Jonas Peeters (Finance). Details concerning the 12th Annual Consortium will be shared with all PhD students once the planning committee is formed.

Click here for Funding Request Form (Consortium Planning Committee Only)

Testimonials from 2022 Consortium Participants

“The Alliance has been awesome for making friends, getting feedback, and making internal deadlines external. I have benefitted from data collaborations and discussions with INSEAD students, as well as learning from faculty from both campuses. Grateful for the opportunity & look forward to continued WINSEAD exchanges!” Chris Bruno, Wharton PhD Student, Multinational Management and Strategy

“This consortium provides me an amazing opportunity to share my research, to receive valuable feedback, and, more importantly, to connect with my future colleagues in academia on the other side of the Alliance. I strongly recommend the Doctoral Consortium to everyone at both schools.” Xinwei Li, INSEAD PhD Student, Finance

The 10th and 11th Annual Doctoral Consortium (2022)

Due to travel guidelines, the 10th Annual Doctoral Consortium was held in the spring of 2022 on the Fontainebleau campus of INSEAD and the 11th Annual Consortium was held in the fall of 2023 on Wharton’s Philadelphia campus.  Both conferences were a great success and offered students an opportunity to present and discuss their research in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment as well as to exchange ideas with the INSEAD PhDs in their field. The Spring 2022 Planning Committee included Joseph Carlstein, Maria Gelrud, Bella Ren (Wharton), and Srishti Arora, Xinyu Liu, Matthew Rubin, and Zhao Zheng (INSEAD). The Fall 2022 Planning Committee included Boas Meijer, Clara Carrera, and Constantin Prox (INSEAD), along with Sasmira Matta, Beidi Hu, and Jonas Peeters (Wharton)