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

  • Carel Johannes van der Merwe, January 2020, Classifying yield spread movements in sparse data through triplots
  • Milan van den Heuvel, September 2019, Addressing socioeconomic challenges with micro-level trace data (Ghent University)
  • Hannes Stieperaere, June 2019, Investor behavior and the effect on financial markets (National Bank of Belgium)
  • Frederik Mergaerts, Maart 2019, Essays in financial economics (De Nederlandsche Bank)
  • Annelies Hoebeeck, February 2019, The tax benefit for mortgage payments : incentive effects and implications for house prices (Flemish Government Department for Finance and Budget)
  • 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)