Gertjan Verdickt


I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at KU Leuven. Previously, I was a visiting lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Monash Business School. 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 and Columbia University. My research interests include empirical asset pricing, wine, and economic history. I have published in several leading academic journals, such as Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, and Journal of Empirical Finance.


Recent media appearances:

I have uploaded a new working paper Model-Free Implied Dependence and the Cross-Section of Returns:

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


E-mail: gertjan.verdickt (at)

Phone: +32 472741148

Skype: gertjan.verdickt

Twitter: @Gertjan_V