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Jacco Wielhouwer is professor in economics of accounting and tax at the VU University 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.

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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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Last update Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2018-01-24)

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Research Output 2000 2017

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

Development Cost Capitalization During R&D Races

De Waegenaere, A., Sansing, R. C. & Wielhouwer, J. L. 2017 In : Contemporary Accounting Research. 34, 3, p. 1522-1546 25 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

The backfiring effect of auditing on tax compliance

Mendoza Rodriguez, J. P., Wielhouwer, J. L. & Kirchler, E. Oct 2017 In : Journal of Economic Psychology. 62, p. 284-294 11 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Firms' Compliance with Complex Regulations

Mendoza Rodriguez, J. P., Dekker, H. C. & Wielhouwer, J. L. 2016 In : Law and Human Behavior. 40, 6, p. 721-733

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle