Luc Renneboog

Visiting professorLuc Renneboog


Luc Renneboog is Professor of Corporate Finance at Tilburg University and an affiliated professor at Ghent University. His research interests are corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, mergers and acquisitions, law and economics, ethical investing, and the economics of art.

He graduated from the University of Leuven with a BSc/MSc in commercial engineering and with a BA in philosophy, from the University of Chicago with an MBA, and from the London Business School (University of London) with a PhD in Financial Economics. Before joining Tilburg, Luc Renneboog taught at the Catholic University of Leuven and at Oxford University. He was also a visiting professor at the London Business School, HEC Paris, University Paris-Dauphine, European University Institute (Florence) and Cambridge University.

Renneboog has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, American Economic Review, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and others. He co-authored and co-edited several books on dividend policy, M&A, corporate governance and venture capital for Oxford University Press and Elsevier.


Recent publications (articles in journals only)

  • Colors, emotions, and the auction value of paintings.Ma, X., Noussair, C. N. & Renneboog, L. European Economic Review. 142, 104004. (2022)
  • Corporate financial frictions and employee mental health. Karapati, D., Renneboog, L.  Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. (in press)
  • In art we trust. Li; Y., Ma, X., Renneboog, L. Management Science (E-pub ahead of print)(2022)
  • Speculative trading and bubbles: evidence from the art market. Penasse, J.N.G., Renneboog, L. Management Science, 68, 7, 4939-4963 (2022)
  • When a master dies: speculation and asset float. Penasse, J.N.G., Renneboog, L., Scheinkman, J. The Review of Financial Studies, 34, 8, 3840-3879 (2021)
  • Cross-border acquisitions and employment policies. Liang, H., Renneboog, L., Vansteenkiste, C. Journal of Corporate Finance, 62, 101575 (2020)
  • Director networks, turnover, and appointments. Renneboog, L., Zhao, Y. European Financial Management, 26, 1, 44-76 (2020)
  • Elective stock and scrip dividends. Feito Ruiz, I., Renneboog, L., Vansteenkiste, C. Journal of Corporate FInance, 64, 101660 (2020)
  • How relevant is dividend policy under low shareholder protection? Renneboog, L., Szilagyi. Journal of International FInancial Markets, Institutions and Money, 64, 100776 (2020)
  • Mergers and acquisitions: long-run performance and success factors. Renneboog, L., Vansteenkiste, C. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and FInance (2020)
  • The global sustainability footprint of sovereign wealth funds. Liang, H., Renneboog, L. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 36, 2, 380-426 (2020)
  • Creative corporate culture and innovation. Fiordelisi, F. Renneboog, L., Ricci, O, Lopes, S.S.. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions  and Money, 63, 101137 (2019)
  • Failure and success in mergers and acquisitions. Renneboog, L. Vansteenkiste, C. Journal of Corporate Finance, 58, 650-699 (2019)
  • Insider trading and networked directors. Goergen, M., Renneboog, L., Zhao, Y. Journal of Corporate Finance, 56, 152-175(2019)
  • My kingdom for a horse (or a classic car). Laurs, D., Renneboog, L. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions  and Money, 8, 184-207 (2019)
  • Beauty and appearance in corporate director elections. Geiler, P., Renneboog, L., Zhao, Y. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions  and Money, 55, 1-12 (2018)
  • Do confident individuals generally work harder? Pikulina, E.S., Renneboog, L., Tobler, P.N. Journal of Multifunctional Financial Management, 44, 51-60 (2018)
  • Financial stability in networks of financial institutions and market infrastructures. Berndsen, R., Leon Rincon, C., Renneboog, L. Journal of Financial Stability, 35, 120-135 (2018)