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Wilko Bolt is professor of Payment Systems at the VU Amsterdam and senior economist at the Economics and Research Division of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). He was also active as a researcher at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His main research areas are payment systems, platform economics, and money and banking. His research appeared in academic journals such as American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Economic Theory, and European Journal of Operational Research. Wilko Bolt was awarded the Hennipman Prize by the Dutch Royal Economic Association in 2007 for his research.


  • Economics of Payment Systems
  • Platform Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Money and Banking

Ancillary activities

  • De Nederlandsche Bank | Amsterdam | Senior Economist | 1996-08-01 - present

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I currently teach the Finance Master Course Economics of Payment Systems.

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Academic qualification

Mathematical Economics, PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 3 Mar 1997

Econometrics, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 27 Aug 1992


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