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Jacco Wielhouwer is professor in economics of accounting and tax at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He studied Econometrics (OR) at Tilburg University at which he got his PhD in Operations Research. 

Next to parttime academic activities, he held several senior (management) positions in financial industry (ING) and financial regulation (AFM).

2013 - 
VU University Amsterdam, Full Professor

2008 - 2013  
VU University Amsterdam, Associate Professor of Accounting

2006 - 2008 
ING Retail Netherlands, Head of Market Risk Retail Netherlands

2003 - 2006 
Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, Senior strategic analyst, projectleader

1996 - 2003 
Several positions within ING Group in market risk management and product development (head of pricing)

2002 - 2008 
Tilburg University, assistant professor (parttime at Accounting resp. Econometrics and Operational Research)

1997 till 2002 
Tilburg University, research fellow (PhD) (parttime)


Referee for, a.o., Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Economics, Dynamics & Control; Contemporary Accounting Research; European Accounting Review; International Review of Law and Economics; Journal of Global Optimization; Annals of OR; Optimal Control Applications and Methods; Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; National Tax Journal; Journal of Public Economic Theory


Investment incentives; R&D investments; disclosure strategies; economics and benefits of (financial) regulation; tax compliance; trust in financial markets and supervisory strategies; compliance, enforcement, and regulation.

Some recent papers are available on http://ssrn.com/author=204444


Master Accounting & Control 
Financial Accounting Theory  

Bachelor International Business Administration
Accounting I

Executive Education 
Finance & Incentives for Bankers' Course (Duisenberg School of Finance) 
Executive Master of Actuarial Science (TiasNimbas)

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Research Output 2000 2020

  • 34 Article
  • 4 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU
  • 1 Inaugural speech

Firms' economic motivations and responsiveness to supervision

van Duin, S. R., 2020, 178 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

21st century scandals: towards a risk approach to financial reporting scandals

Camfferman, K. & Wielhouwer, J. L., 29 Jul 2019, In : Accounting and Business Research. 49, 5, p. 503-535 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Financial reporting

Accounting choices in a Dutch not-for-profit setting: Incentives and reporting quality

Boterenbrood, D. R., 2019, 138 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Disclosure policy choices under regulatory threat

Suijs, J. P. M. & Wielhouwer, J. L., 2019, In : Rand Journal of Economics. 50, 1, p. 3-28 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Industry Self-regulation Under Government Intervention

Mendoza Rodriguez, J., Dekker, H. & Wielhouwer, J. L., 20 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Quantitative Criminology. p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
trade association

Activities 2016 2018

  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Membership

Scientific Committee EAA 2019 (Event)

J.L. Wielhouwer (Member)
2018 → …

Activity: MembershipAcademic

European Accounting Review (Journal)

J.L. Wielhouwer (Member of editorial board)
2016 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Press / Media

Horizontaal toezicht: vertrouwen is maatwerk

J.L. Wielhouwer


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Nederland is economisch het schijnheiligste jongetje van de klas

J.L. Wielhouwer & Eelke Wiersma


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Speltheorie voor populisten - Trouw, 3 Maart 2017

J.L. Wielhouwer


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Straf én vertrouwen tegen fraude

J.L. Wielhouwer


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment