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Kris Boudt is professor of finance and econometrics at Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is affiliated researcher at KU Leuven. By training he has a MSc degree in economics from the University of Namur and a PhD from the KU Leuven (2008). Previously he was Assistant Professor at the KU Leuven (2009-2012) and guest lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and the University of Aix-Marseille. 


The research of Kris Boudt aims at developing econometric methodology for analyzing financial markets and optimizing portfolio risk. His research results were used to create several innovative financial products. Kris Boudt has published in leading international finance and statistics journals including the Journal of Econometrics, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Portfolio Management, Review of Finance and Statistics and Computing, among others.  

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Equity Business & Economics
Hedge funds Business & Economics
Investing Business & Economics
Liquidity Business & Economics
Jump Business & Economics
Press releases Business & Economics
Asset allocation Business & Economics
Sentiment Business & Economics

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Research Output 2008 2019

A misspecification test for the higher order co-moments of the factor model

Lu, W., Yang, D. & Boudt, K., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Statistics.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Factor Models
Higher Order
Factor Structure

Evaluating the Shariah-compliance of equity portfolios: The weighting method matters

Boudt, K., Raza, M. W. & Wauters, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Review of Financial Analysis. p. 1-31 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Financial performance
Market capitalization

Jockeying for Position in CEO Letters: Impression Management and Sentiment Analytics

Boudt, K. & Thewissen, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Financial Management.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Chief executive officer
Impression management
Predictive power

Questioning the news about economic growth: Sparse forecasting using thousands of news-based sentiment values

Ardia, D., Bluteau, K. & Boudt, K., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Forecasting.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Economic growth
Economic indicators

Avoiding Interest-Based Revenues while Constructing Shariah-Compliant Portfolios: False Negatives and False Positives

Arslan-Ayaydin, O., Boudt, K. M. R. & Raza, M. W., May 2018, In : The Journal of Portfolio Management. 44, 5, p. 136-143 8 p.

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Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Editorial work

Quantitative Finance Letters (Journal)

K.M.R. Boudt (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic