Benelux Corporate Finance Network

The Benelux Corporate Finance Network brings together researchers working in the field of corporate finance from partnering universities and business schools in Benelux and Northern France. Its mission is twofold:

  • It aims at providing a stimulating environment where researchers can interact and present their work. The network particularly intends to provide opportunities to young scholars (late-stage PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and tenure-track assistant professors) to interact with other researchers, present their work and collect feedback.

  • It aims at encouraging research collaborations among partnering universities.

Date: 24 September, 2021

Keynotes: Daniel Ferreira (LSE), Christophe Pérignon (HEC Paris)

Submission:, deadline 28 May, 2021

About: The Benelux Corporate Finance Network hosts the Annual Corporate Finance Day. This one-day conference aims at providing a stimulating academic and social event where researchers in the field of corporate finance and related study areas can interact and present their work.

The conference welcomes submissions of papers on a broad range of topics in theoretical and empirical corporate finance. We welcome contributions from professors, postgraduate students, researchers and government officials both from within as well as from outside the Benelux and Northern France. The conference is also open to researchers who do not plan to present a paper. English is the working language during presentations and discussions.

Organizers: Thomas Lambert, Daniel Metzger and Peter Roosenboom, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Research seminars

Next junior seminar
April 20 13:00-14:00 CET

Presenter: Wouter Torsin, HEC Liège

Title: "Spell It Right. The impact of linguistic accuracy on corporate investment decisions: The case ICO of white papers"

Next Ph.D. seminar
May 11 13:00-14:00 CET

Presenter: Wentao Li, University of Groningen

Title: "Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility" (co-authored with Swarnodeep Homroy and Nassima Selmane)

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Future junior seminars May 25, June 22
Future Ph.D. seminar June 8

Contact and paper submissions

Researchers interested in presenting their work are kindly invited to submit their working papers or extended abstract by email:

Dedicated calls-for-papers for the Corporate Finance day and the research seminar series will be sent out on due courses. Should you be interested in receiving information no these events, please send us an email. Unsolicited submissions for the research seminar series (outside formal calls-for-papers) are also welcome.


Managing Committee

  • Marc Deloof (University of Antwerp) chair

  • Egle Karmaziene (VU Amsterdam) vice-chair

  • Niels Hermes (University of Groningen)

  • Marie Lambert (HEC Liège, University of Liège)

  • Armin Schwienbacher (SKEMA Business School, Lille campus)

Partnering universities and business schools

  • Jeremie Bertrand (IESEG)

  • Nico Dewaelheyns (KU Leuven)

  • Torsten Jochem (University of Amsterdam)

  • Thomas Lambert (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)

  • Stefano Lugo (Utrecht University)

  • Virginie Mattaigne (Gent University)

  • Anneleen Michiels (University of Hasselt)

  • Kim Oosterlinck (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

  • Luc Renneboog (Tilburg University)

  • Roberto Steri (University of Luxembourg)

  • James Thewissen (UC Louvain)