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Jacco Wielhouwer is professor of economics of accounting and tax at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (since 2013). He studied Econometrics (OR) at Tilburg University at which he got his PhD in Operations Research (2002). His research focusses on taxation and investments, disclosure, and compliance and enforcement of regulations. Since 2021 he is also the academic director of the postgraduate program on Compliance and Integrity Management.

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


Referee for, a.o., Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Economics, Dynamics & Control; The Accounting Review; 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)

Compliance & Intergrity Management (PGO VU) 

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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