Gertjan Verdickt


I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at KU Leuven. My research interests include asset-pricing, financial history, and life insurance. I have published in several leading academic journals, such as the Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, and Journal of Empirical Finance.


Media appearances:

  • My paper "Railroad Bailouts in the Great Depression" is featured in an article in De Tijd.

  • De Tijd published my opinion on the future of cryptocurrencies.

  • Het Laatste Nieuws interviewed me about the potential dividendstop proposed by Vooruit.

  • I was interviewed by Terzake on Bitcoin.

  • Bloomberg wrote about my paper on the Influenza Pandemic with Gustavo Cortes.

  • My paper "Go Active or Stay Passive" with Jan Annaert is featured in an article in Trends.


E-mail: gertjan.verdickt (at)

Phone: +32 472 74 11 48

Skype: gertjan.verdickt