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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 sector and the university community, as a senior executive, an advisor and as a supervisor. 

He has wide-ranging experience in the finance industry, involving asset management firms, corporate finance advisory, investment banks, and their research units. He has also been involved in policy-advising, consulting and reviewing projects 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 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 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS B.V.).




  • Professor of Finance, SBE, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  • Director SBE Executive Programs in Finance.
  • Academic Director Risk Management for Financial Institutions.
  • 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 | President-Commissaris | 2018-11-16 - present

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