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Willem Verschoor is Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus of the School of Business and Economics (SBE), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute. He started his career as Chief Economist at Kempen & Co and at NIBC Bank where he led the Economic Advisory Group.

After six years of experience in the financial industry, he returned to academia and held professorships in Finance at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), at Radboud University Nijmegen (RUN) and at Maastricht University (UM). He was formerly Dean of SBE, Director of the Department of Business Economics (EUR), Fellow of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), and Chairman of the Economics Department (RUN).

Professor Verschoor holds a PhD in International Finance (UM). His research focuses on asset pricing, international finance, market efficiency, financial crises, and risk management. He has published over fifty articles in leading academic journals including Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Markets, 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 Member of the Supervisory Board of Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS B.V.). He teaches regularly in Executive Programs and serves as a consultant and reviewer to financial institutions, government agencies, and universities.



  • Professor of Finance, SBE, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  • Research Fellow of Tinbergen Institute.

 Other affiliations & Professional service

  • 2019          - Chairman Review Panel BSc Economics, University of Curacao.
  • 2018          - Member Review Panel in Economics, Academy of Finland, Helsinki.
  • 2017          - Member Review Panel for Centre of Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences, Academy of Finanland, Helsinki.
  • 2009-2018 - Chairman of the Supervisory Board Optimix Investment Funds N.V.
  • 2014-2018 - Member of the Editorial Board Economisch Statistische Berichten.
  • 2016-2018 - Member of the Amsterdam Economic Board.
  • 2016-2018 - Memberr of the Supervisory Board Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD).
  • 2016-2018 - Board Member of Amsterdam Law and Behavior Institute (A-Lab).
  • 2016-2018 - Board Member of Research Institute for Culture, History and Heritage (CLUE+).
  • 2016-2018 - Board Member of John Stuart Mill College.
  • 2010-2011 - Academic Advisor to Bird Bird LLP, The Hague.
  • 2009          - Personal Tutor to Member of Executive Board, Rabobank Group, Utrecht.
  • 2004-2012 - Member of the Advisory Board for the Global Finance Forum, Chur, Switzerland.
  • 2003-2009 - Advisor Capital Management, Stichting Pensioenfonds Atos Origin, Utrecht.

Professional experience


  • Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


  • Professor of Finance, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Director of Department of Business Economics, ESE.
  • Fellow of Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Rotterdam.


  • Professor of Financial Economics and Corporate Finance, Radboud University Nijmegen.
  • Chairman of the Economics Department, Radboud University Nijmegen.
  • Program Director of Nijmegen Centre for Economics (NiCE).


  • Professor of International Finance, Maastrich University.


  • Associate Professor of Finance, Maastrich University.


  • Chief Economist, De Nationale Investeringsbank N.V., Den Haag.


  • Chief Economist, Kempen & Co N.V., Amsterdam.


  • Ph.D., Maastricht University, sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.



  • "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.


  • 1989-1993 - Ph.D., International Finance, Maastricht University.

Dissertation Title: "Forward Exchange Market Dynamics: An Emperical Analysis of Expectations, Risk and Innovations in Forward Foreign Exchange".

Promotor: Prof. dr. C.C.P. Wolff. Dissertation Committee: Prof. dr. F.C. Palm (chairman), Prof. dr. P. de Grauwe and Prof. dr. C.G. Koedijk.

  • 1983-1988 - M.Sc, Business Economics and International Finance, University of Groningen.

Ancillary activities

  • Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies | Rotterdam | Commissaris | 2017-12-15 - present
  • HEC Lausanne | Lausanne | Visiting Professor of Finance | 2018-03-15 - present
  • Add Value Fund N.V. | Amsterdam | Chairman Supervisory Board | 2018-11-16 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where W.F.C. Verschoor is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Heterogeneous Agents Mathematics
Contagion Mathematics
Forecast Mathematics
Heterogeneous agents Business & Economics
Foreign Exchange Market Mathematics
Exchange rates Business & Economics
Private Information Mathematics
Model Mathematics

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Research Output 1991 2020

Expected issuance fees and market liquidity

Buis, B., Pieterse-Bloem, M., Verschoor, W. F. C. & Zwinkels, R., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Financial Markets.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

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

Market liquidity
Foreign exchange market
Trading activity
Forecast horizon

Heterogeneous beliefs and asset price dynamics: A survey of recent evidence

Verschoor, W. F. C. & ter Ellen, S., 2018, Uncertainty, expectations and asset price dynamics: Essays in honor of Georges Prat. Jawadi, F. (ed.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG, p. 53-79 27 p. (Dynamic Modeling and Econometrics in Economics and Finance; vol. 24).

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

Excess stock return comovement and the role of investor sentiment

Frijns, B., Verschoor, W. F. C. & Zwinkels, R. C. J., Jul 2017, In : Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money. 49, July

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

FEWEB in vogelvlucht

Bartelsman, E. J. & Verschoor, W. F. C., 2016, In : Economisch Statistische Berichten. Januari

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional