Patrick Verwijmeren




Patrick Verwijmeren is Head of the Finance Group and Professor of Corporate Finance at the Erasmus School of Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam). He is also a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute and a part-time Research Professor at the University of Melbourne and Glasgow. Before moving to Erasmus, Patrick was with VU University Amsterdam and the University of Melbourne, and he has been a visiting scholar at Vanderbilt, Stanford, NYU and LBS. 

Patrick has publications in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial Economics, among others. He has presented at many international conferences, including the WFA, AFA, and EFA meetings, and has been a speaker at TEDx twice. He has taught a wide range of courses. Currently, he teaches advanced corporate finance and governance.

His research specializes in convertible securities, short sales, corporate governance, and capital structure. His research on proxy access has been cited in final rulings by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Patrick has been involved in writing a report for the Dutch Ministry of Finance on the influence of hedge funds. His research on art featured in Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In 2013, Patrick received the prestigious Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research VIDI grant. 
 
 
  
Selected publications:

Director skill sets, Journal of Financial Economics, with Renee Adams and Ali Akyol

The buyers' perspective on security design: Hedge funds and convertible bond call provisions, Journal of Financial Economics, with Bruce Grundy

Does it pay to invest in art? A selection-corrected returns perspective, Review of Financial Studies, with Arthur Korteweg and Roman Kraussl

Disappearing call delay and dividend-protected convertible bonds, Journal of Finance, with Bruce Grundy 

Convertibles and hedge funds as distributors of equity exposure, Review of Financial Studies, with Stephen Brown, Bruce Grundy, and Craig Lewis

Do option markets undo restrictions on short sales: Evidence from the 2008 short sale ban, Journal of Financial Economics, with Bruce Grundy and Bryan Lim

Shareholders in the boardroom: Wealth effects of the SEC’s rule to facilitate director nominations, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, with Ali Akyol and Wei Fen Lim


Why do convertible issuers simultaneously repurchase stock? An arbitrage-based explanation, Journal of Financial Economics, with Abe de Jong and Marie Dutordoir




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Contact: verwijmeren @ ese.eur.nl