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Willem Verschoor is Professor of Finance and Director of the School of Business Executive Programs in Finance. He is also Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute.

Professor Verschoor has broad knowledge and experience in strategic, operational and organizational processes in the financial industry and the university community, as a senior executive, supervisor and professor. Moreover, he frequently acted as consultant and expert reviewer for a number of government agencies, financial institutions, and universities, including the European Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the Dutch Central Bank, the Rabobank Group, and the Academy of Finland.

Previously, Professor Verschoor was Dean at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he founded the School of Business and Economics. He has also been Professor of Finance at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he also served as Director of the Department of Business Economics and as Fellow of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management; Professor of Financial Economics at Radboud University Nijmegen, where he also served as Chairman of the Economics Department; and Professor of International Finance at Maastricht University.

Professor Verschoor holds a PhD in International Finance from Maastricht University. His research focuses on empirical asset pricing, international finance, market microstructure, financial crises, and risk management. He has published over fifty articles in leading academic journals including Journal of Business, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, IMF Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and European Economic Review.

Professor Verschoor served at various Supervisory Boards such as Optimix Investment Funds N.V. (Chair), and Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD). He also served as Member of the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB), as Member of the Advisory Board for the Global Finance Forum in Chur, Switzerland and as Advisor Capital Management at Stichting Pensioenfonds Atos Origin. Currently, he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Add Value Fund N.V. and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS B.V.).



  • "Financiering en Financiële Markten", Actualiteiten voor RA-Executives, Erasmus School of Accounting and Auditing, 2014-2015.
  • "Financial Management 1", Executive Master of Finance and Control, Erasmus School of Accounting and Auditing, 2010-2015.
  • "Financial Management 2", Executive Master of Finance and Control, Erasmus School of Accountnig and Auditing, 2012-2014.
  • "Corporate Finance", Executive Master of Finance and Control/Registered Controller (RC), Maastricht Accounting and Auditing Research and Education Center (MARC), 2000-2006.
  • "Internationale Financiën", Graduate School of International Management (GSIM), Maastrich University, 2003.
  • "Global Corporate Finance", International Executive Master of Finance and Control (iEMFC), MARC, 2000-2004.
  • "Business Economics and International Finance", Center for European Studies, University of Lodz, Polen, 1992-1993.


  • "Fixed Income Management", Maastricht University, 1999-2005.
  • "International Investments", Maastrich University, 2000-2001.


  • "Research Paper", SBE, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018.
  • "Finance 2", Erasmus School of Economics, 2009.
  • "Introduction in Accounting & Finance", Radboud University, 2004-2008.
  • "Accounting & Finance", Radboud University Nijmegen, 2005-2008.
  • "International Finance", Maastricht University, 1991-1993.
  • "Modern Investment Theory", Maastricht University, 1989-1993.


  • Stimulation Fund to develop DSF Honours Programes in Finance (2016-2018: total budget 1,500,000 Euros).
  • Executive Boatd RUN stimulation Fund to develop 4 chairs in Economics ('Versterking Economie 2004-2008', total budget 2,500,000 Euros).
  • METEOR Research Grant for the project "Macroeconomic Consequences of Financial Instability", 2001-2003.
  • Dissertation Grant, Staal Stichting, 1993.
  • Research Grant from the Economics Research Foundation (Ecozoek), which is part of The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), 1989-1993.
  • Travel Grants Conferences, NWO, 1989-1993.

Ancillary activities

  • Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies | Rotterdam | President-Commissaris | 2017-12-15 - present
  • Add Value Fund N.V. | Amsterdam | President-Commissaris | 2018-11-16 - 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 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Academic qualification

International Finance, PhD, Forward Exchange Market Dynamics: An Emperical Analysis of Expectations, Risk and Innovations in Forward Foreign Exchange, supervised by Prof. C.C.P. Wolff, Maastricht University


Business Economics and International Finance, Master, University of Groningen



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