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.
I have a new working paper with Lyndon Moore: Railroad Bailouts in the Great Depression.
My paper Scuttle for Shelter with Stefano Battelossi and Stefan Houpt is conditionally accepted in the European Review of Economic History.
I have a new working paper with Gustavo Cortes: Did the 1918–19 Influenza Pandemic kill the U.S. Life Insurance Industry?
My paper Public Health Shocks and Product Pricing Behavior received the Runner-Up Price at EBES 36.
I organize a Financial History Workshop in November 2021, with Carola Frydman as keynote speaker.
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.