Banking and Finance

Research topics

The research team banking and finance has been mainly oriented at academic empirical research in the following research streams:

  • Behavioral finance (in development)
  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Empirical banking & financial stability
  • Financial development and institutions
  • Market microstructure
  • Exchange rates


  • Dries Heyman
    Dries Heyman has been working on portfolio management of financial investments, bundling both theoretical insights on how to optimally manage a financial investment, as well as empirical work on the actual management of portfolios by both institutional and individual investors. His focus since then has been more on the actual management of portfolios by retail investors. This closely links with the domain of behavioral finance, a domain in which the influence of human characteristics on financial decisions is examined. Currently he’s taking interest in financial attention (what drives when and how often an investor monitors his portfolio?) and learning effects (does training lead to better performance? ).
  • Jos Meir
    His research focuses on practical and policy topics that are particularly relevant in the context of the Belgian financial world.
  • Koen Inghelbrecht
  • Michael Frömmel
  • Rudi Vander Vennet
  • Koen Schoors