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 am an assistant editor at Financial History Review. I have published in several leading academic journals, such as Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, and Journal of Empirical Finance. My research has been featured in Bloomberg, De Tijd, and Financial Times.
Last update: 25/11/2023
Robbe van Tillo and I have a new paper: "Selection Neglect and the Cross-Section of Wine Returns"
Marc Deloof and I have updated our paper on Société Générale: "Banking on Innovation."
Koen Inghelbrecht, Daniel Linders, Yong Xie, and I have a new version of "Model-Free Implied Dependence and the Cross-Section of Returns."
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.
Why don't banks raise the interest rate on deposits? (HLN): September 2023.
I was invited to a podcast of EABH on my paper with Lyndon Moore: Railroad Bailouts in the Great Depression: July 2023.
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.
Is the Digital Euro a good idea? Interview on Radio 1: September 2023.
PayPal introduces its own stablecoin (Trends): August 2023.
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.
My paper on Selection Neglect was featured in the Financial Times: November 2023.
"Voor 100 euro heb je al een goede fles": on wine investing for HLN: November 2023.
What's the deal with ESG investing? Radio 1 interviewed me: October 2023.
De Tijd interviewed me on the question "Is active management a good idea on the less-liquid Brussels Stock Exchange?": September 2023.
Can the Belgian government issue a second government bond? (De Morgen): August 2023
Is 2,81% an interesting yield for the Belgian government bond? (Le Vif): August 2023.
How attractive is the new government bond? (HLN): July 2023.
My opinion on analyst recommendations in De Tijd: July 2023.
"Is it too late for retail investors to invest in AI stocks?" for HLN: June 2023.
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.
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.