Current Positions

Assistant Professor (Universitair docent),

  • School of Business and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • since 09/2015

Visiting Researcher

  • De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • since 10/2016


  • PhD in Finance, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2015.
  • Diplom (MSc equiv.) in Mathematics, University of M√ľnster, Germany, 2010.
  • Visiting Scholar, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA, 07/2014-06/2015.
  • Erasmus Scholarship, Complutense University Madrid, Spain, 09/2007-04/2008.

Awards and Grants

Research grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation 07/2013 - 06/2014

Research grant by the German Academic Exchange Service

Press Coverage (Selection)

New Research Wins Plaudits for Pinpointing Antitrust Red Flags, The Wall Street Journal - Risk and Compliance Journal, April 3, 2013.

The Fiscal Fingerprints of Corporate Collusion, Strategy + Business, May 3, 2013.

How managers conceal the profits of price fixing, Financial Times, May 16, 2013.

Shareholder Activism: Together Is Better, Smith Business Insights, November 11, 2016.

Other Publications

Book review on Corporate governance matters - a closer look at organizational choices and their consequences by D. Larcker and B. Tayan

Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, 26(3), 2012