Banking and Finance

Research interests

The research team banking and finance is mainly oriented at high quality empirical research in the following research streams:

  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Behavioral Finance 
  • Empirical banking and financial stability
  • Financial development and institutions
  • Market micro structure
  • Exchange rates

Key publications

Recent PhD graduates

First or current placement (when available) in parenthesis

  • Hannes Stieperaere, June 2019, Investor behavior and the effect on financial markets. 
  • Frederik Mergaerts, Maart 2019, Essays in financial economics
  • Annelies Hoebeeck, February 2019, The tax benefit for mortgage payments : incentive effects and implications for house prices
  • Vu Ha Phuoc, December 2018, Governance and Firm Efficiency in Vietnam (Danang University of Economics, Vietnam)
  • Thomas Matthys, December 2018, Topics in Financial Economics (Vlerick Business School)
  • Kevin Lampaert, December 2017, Essays on the FX market microstructure (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Dinçer Afat, November 2017, Essays on exchange rates
  • Gert Elaut, June 2017, Microeconomics of financial markets (KBC Asset Management)
  • Benjamin Vandermarliere, May 2017, A temporal network perspective of collective behavior in economic systems (Ghent University)
  • Murat Midiliç, December 2016, Essays on nonlinear time-series modeling and financial markets in emerging economies (Deloitte Belgium)
  • Garo Garabedian, January 2016, Essays on the procyclicality of financial cycles and the vulnerability of emerging markets (Central Bank of Ireland)
  • Xing Han, December 2015, Essays on market microstructure and liquidity (University of Otago, New Zealand)