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Kees Koedijk is professor of Finance and head of department at the department of Ethics, Governance and Society of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also Professor of Finance at Utrecht University and Distinguished Research Professor Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) London. Koedijk was Professor of Finance at Tilburg University (2007-2020), where he has also been Dean and Director of TIAS, Business School (2012-2019) and Dean of the School of Economics and Management of Tilburg University (2007-2012). He was Professor of Financial Management at RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam and Professor of Finance at Maastricht University, and also Senior Economist at the Research Department of De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank).

Koedijk obtained his Ph.D. at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is member of the board of supervisors of Fontys Hogescholen, and he was member of the investment committee of DSM Pension Fund, external advisor to the board of Stichting ABP, chairman of the supervisory board of mutual funds of ASN Bank and member and chairman of the “Council of Economic Advisors” of the House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament” (REA, Raad van Economische Adviseurs Tweede Kamer). Next to these memberships he has been co-founder of the companies Global Property Research (GPR) (1994) and Finance Ideas (2004).


His research has been published in leading Finance and Economics journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Banking & Finance, and the Journal of International Economics.

Prizes and Awards

He has been granted many research awards, including the Duurzaam Lintje (2012), a Medal for work on sustainability, two large Mistra Grants (2006 and 2008) from the Swedish government, the Finance et Développement Durable prize of the French newspaper Le Monde (2005), and winner of the Moskowitz Prize for Research on Socially Responsible Investment (2005 and 2002). 

Ancillary activities

  • Fontys Hogescholen | Eindhoven | Lid van RvT | 2019-09-01 - present
  • Laurens | Rotterdam | Lid van RvT | 2020-06-01 - present
  • Universiteit Utrecht | Utrecht | Hoogleraar | 2020-09-01 - present
  • De Nederlandsche Bank | Amsterdam | Lid van RvT van het pensioenfonds | 2021-07-01 - present

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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 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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