prof. dr. Remco Zwinkels

prof. dr.

  • Gustav Mahlerplein 117

    1082 MS Amsterdam


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Remco is Professor of International Finance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Before starting at the VU, he was assistant professor in international finance as well as the head of the finance group at the Erasmus School of Economics. He holds a MSc in monetary economics from the Erasmus University, an MPhil in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute, and a PhD in Economics from the Radboud University Nijmegen. Remco worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Technnology in Sydney and the Auckland University of Technology. His main research interest lies in the field of behavioral finance, and expectation formation in particular.  Remco is a certified teacher and has taught a large number of courses, ranging from international economics, monetary economics, to empirical finance.

Research in Behavioral Finance Conference. I am co-organizing the Research in Behavioral Finance Conference, a bi-annual conference on behavioral finance.




Remco is the academic director of the Master in Finance

Top Financial Programme in the Heart of Amsterdam's Financial District
The MSc Finance programme at VU University ranked first among the finance programs in the Netherlands (Guide for Higher Education 2016, 2017, 2018, ánd 2019) and is competitive to any Finance major in the world. It has a reputation of training students in analytical and quantitative skills that are directly applicable in their business career.

Duisenberg Honours Programs

The MSc Finance programme has two exciting and challenging 84 ECTS honours tracks:

Remco is currently involved in the following courses:

  • Asset Pricing (Master, VU)
  • Master Thesis Finance (Master, VU)
  • Behavioral Finance (PhD, Tinbergen Institute)

Ancillary activities

  • Stichting Schuurman Schimmel Van Outeren | Haarlem | Bestuurder | 2018-01-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Finance Engineering & Materials Science
Switches Engineering & Materials Science
Profitability Engineering & Materials Science
Microstructure Engineering & Materials Science
Specifications Engineering & Materials Science
Oils Engineering & Materials Science
Time series Engineering & Materials Science
Costs Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2003 2020

  • 43 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Agreeing on disagreement: Heterogeneity or uncertainty?

ter Ellen, S., Verschoor, W. F. C. & Zwinkels, R. C. J., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Financial Markets. 44, p. 17-30 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Forecast horizon
Market liquidity
Trading activity
Foreign exchange market

Investor Sentiment and Employment

Montone, M. & Zwinkels, R. C. J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Empirical validation of agent-based models

Lux, T. & Zwinkels, R. C. J., 2018, Handbook of Computational Economics. Hommes, C. & LeBaron, B. (eds.). Elsevier, Vol. 4. p. 437-488 (Handbook of Computational Economics).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Agent-based model
Time series
Reduced form

Model Uncertainty and Exchange Rate Forecasting

Kouwenberg, R., Markiewicz, A., Verhoeks, R. & Zwinkels, R. C. J., 2017, In : Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 52, 1, p. 341-363

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Exchange rate forecasting
Model uncertainty
Model selection
Exchange rates

On the Style-Based Feedback Trading of Mutual Fund Managers

Frijns, B., Gilbert, A. & Zwinkels, R. C. J., 2016, In : Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 51, 3, p. 771-800

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mutual funds
Fund managers
Feedback trading
Negative feedback
Trading behavior

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Editorial work

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Journal)

R.C.J. Zwinkels (Member of editorial board)
2014 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic