Research Programme


The research programme on Finance deals with aspects of financial decision making for individuals, corporates, and financial institutions and its consequences for the behaviour of financial markets. This is elaborated in three lines of research: (1) Financial management and corporate finance; (2) Financial markets; (3) Banking and regulation; (4) Behavioral Finance. Typical keywords within these programmes are: asset pricing; risk management; asset/liability management; corporate finance; derivatives; commodities; volatility modelling; banking; regulation; financial stability; financial decision making; household finance.

Our research combines rigor and relevance by pushing the academic frontier with publications at the highest level in top international journals and translating this academic frontier into practically useful results. The department stimulates this dual objective by recruiting a balanced mix between full-time academics and academic practitioners, thus blending the cutting edge of academic and practitioners’ insight.

For a full list of our publications, see theVU Finance Research Portal.

The department participates in theTinbergen Institute, one of Europe's leading graduate schools and research institutes in economics, econometrics and finance.