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: 30/03/2023
I joined the Editorial Board of Financial History Review as an Assistant Editor: March 2023.
Recent media appearances:
"Which crypto exchange can we trust" was the question Trends asked me: March 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.
De Morgen featured my research on real assets in their weekend newspaper: February 2023.
HLN interviewed me on the revival of Bitcoin: January 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.
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.
Kanaal Z interviewed me about wine and wine investing: November 2022.
I was interviewed about my paper Railroad Bailouts in the Great Depression by VRT NWS and La Libre Belgique: October 2022.
E-mail: gertjan.verdickt (at) kuleuven.be
Phone: +32 472741148