Marina Gertsberg

Phd Candidate in Finance - Maastricht University

I am a PhD Student at the Department of Finance at Maastricht University and a Visiting Scholar at the School of Management at Yale University since 2018.

I am also affiliated through a research cooperation with Artnet, New York.

I will be available for job market interviews at the AFA meeting in Atalanta in January, 2019.

Research Interests:

  • Art finance
  • Economics of conspicuous consumption goods
  • Luxury goods as financial assets
  • Cultural economics
  • Economics of gender

Intrigued by goods whose value drivers are ambiguous, in my research I aim to investigate and decompose these value components. As investors start looking for alternative investments, I analyse the potential of luxury, emotional and conspicuous consumption goods to become a financial asset class. My current focus is on visual art, luxury watches and fashion.


  • Starting January 2018: Visiting Scholar, Yale School of Management, The US
  • Since April 2017: Research collaboration with Artnet, The US
  • September 2015 - expected 2019: Ph.D in Finance, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • June 2014 - September 2015: Management Consultant, Capgemini Consulting, Germany
  • 2012 - 2014: Double M.Sc. in Finance and Strategy, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • 2008 - 2011: B.Sc. in International Business, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Get in touch

Tongersestraat 53

Room F 1.07

6211LM Maastricht

The Netherlands