Leentje Moortgat

Assistant professor

Leentje MoortgatLeentje.Moortgat@UGent.be


Leentje Moortgat is Assistant Professor Corporate Finance at Ghent University and Research Fellow at the Study Centre for Exchanges and Companies (SCOB) at the University of Antwerp. 

She obtained her PhD in Business Economics from the University of Antwerp in May 2019, and she was a visiting researcher at the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam) in the fall of 2017. Prior to joining Ghent University in September 2020, she was affiliated with the University of Antwerp as a post-doctoral researcher (funded by the Research Foundation Flanders). 

Leentje is passionate about the broad field of corporate finance. She has conducted research on dividend policy of firms, and on the impact of government regulation on corporate finance policies. Furthermore, Leentje has a keen interest in understanding how decisions made at founding have a long-lasting impact on a firm’s future and how the (founding) environment in which firms operate affect their corporate finance policies. Leentje’s research has been published in Journal of Banking and Finance and in European Review of Economic History.

Research expertise

  • Research on dividend policy and corporate governance.