I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at KU Leuven. Previously, I was a visiting lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Monash Business School. In 2019, I obtained my Ph.D. in Financial Economics at the University of Antwerp, with research stays at renowned universities such as Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Notre Dame, and Columbia Business School. My research interests include empirical asset pricing, wine economics, and financial history. I have published in several leading academic journals, such as Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, and Journal of Empirical Finance. I am an assistant editor at Financial History Review.
Last update: 31/05/2023
Lyndon Moore and I have an update on "Railroad Bailouts in the Great Depression."
Gustavo Cortes and I have an update on Did the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic Kill the U.S. Life Insurance Industry?"
I joined the Editorial Board of Financial History Review as an Assistant Editor.
Recent media appearances:
Can Belgian banks increase the interest rate on deposits? My answer in HLN: May 2023.
My opinion on the comments by BNP Paribas Fortis CEO on low-interest rates is published in De Tijd: May 2023.
I was interviewed by De Morgen on low-interest rates by Belgian banks: May 2023.
De Tijd interviewed me about the fallout of First Republic Bank's bankruptcy: May 2023.
De Wereld Vandaag asked my opinion on the recent troubles in the banking industry: March 2023.
Hans Degryse and I wrote an opinion piece on Silicon Valley Bank for De Tijd: March 2023.
I was interviewed about my paper Railroad Bailouts in the Great Depression by VRT NWS and La Libre Belgique: October 2022.
VTM Nieuws asked my opinion on the recent debacle with bit4you: May 2023.
"Which crypto exchange can we trust" was the question Trends asked me: March 2023.
HLN interviewed me on the revival of Bitcoin: January 2023.
I was interviewed in Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN) about the recent FTX situation: November 2022.
Radio 1 called me to talk about the bankruptcy of FTX and its implications on financial markets: November 2022.
I was interviewed on the number of delistings on the Brussels Stock Exchange by De Tijd: May 2023.
Following the recent stock delistings on the Brussels Stock Exchange, I wrote an opinion in De Tijd: April 2023.
De Morgen and HLN featured my research on real assets in their weekend newspaper: February 2023.
I was a guest on Beursvoyeurs, the podcast of De Tijd: December 2022.
De Tijd published my opinion on ESG ratings and green vs. brown investing: December 2022.
Kanaal Z interviewed me about wine and wine investing: November 2022.
E-mail: gertjan.verdickt (at) kuleuven.be