Gertjan Verdickt


I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at KU Leuven. My research interests include empirical asset pricing, wine, and economic history. I have published in several leading academic journals, such as the European Review of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, and Journal of Empirical Finance.


  • I got featured in HLN about the recent performance of Bitcoin: August 2022.

  • My working paper 'Model-Free Implied Dependence and the Cross-Section of Return' is accepted at FMA Melbourne and RBHC (Amsterdam).

  • I have an update on my working paper with Lyndon Moore: Railroad Bailouts in the Great Depression.

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E-mail: gertjan.verdickt (at)

Phone: +32 472 74 11 48

Skype: gertjan.verdickt

Twitter: @Gertjan_V