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:
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 my research on wine and wine investing: November 2022.
I got featured in HLN about the recent performance of Bitcoin: August 2022.
I have uploaded a new working paper Model-Free Implied Dependence and the Cross-Section of Returns:
My paper Model-Free Implied Dependence and the Cross-Section of Returns has been accepted at FMA (Melbourne) and RBHC (Amsterdam).
I will present this paper at the New Zealand Finance Meeting (December 2022) and at the Auckland University of Technology (October 2022).
I have an update on my working paper with Lyndon Moore: Railroad Bailouts in the Great Depression: