dr. M.M.J.E. (Mathijs) Cosemans

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Finance & Accounting
Member ERIM
Field: Finance & Accounting
Affiliated since 2016

Mathijs Cosemans is an Associate Professor of Finance at RSM Erasmus University. Prior to joining RSM, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Amsterdam and a visiting research fellow at Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School. Mathijs obtained a Ph.D. degree from Maastricht University for his work on risk and return dynamics in stock markets. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Financial Economics (cum laude) and a Master’s degree in Econometrics from Maastricht University.

His research focuses on empirical asset pricing, behavioral finance, climate finance, and financial econometrics and has been presented at top-tier conferences, including the annual meetings of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, SFS Cavalcade, European Finance Association, and Econometric Society. His work has been published in international refereed academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. He received research grants from Inquire Europe, Netspar, and the Society for Financial Econometrics.

At RSM, Mathijs teaches MSc courses in Financial Modeling and in Derivatives. He has received the Best Professor award for excellence in teaching in the MSc Finance and Investments program.

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  • External (1)
    • Cosemans, M. (2010). Risk and Return Dynamics. [Doctoral Thesis, Maastricht University]. Maastricht University.

  • Professional (3)
    • Cosemans, M., & Eichholtz, P. (2010). Verhoging NHG past als een perfect gesneden maatpak. Tijdschrift voor de Volkshuisvesting.

    • Cosemans, M., & Eichholtz, P. (2009). De Nederlandse Woningmarkt in Crisis. Economisch Statistische Berichten.

    • Bauer, R., Cosemans, M., Eichholtz, P., & Goldfinger, M. (2007). De Prestaties van Particuliere Beleggers. Economisch Statistische Berichten.

  • Academic (1)
    • Beber, A., Brandt, M., Cosemans, M., & Verardo, M. (2015). Ownership Crowded with Style: Institutional Ownership, Liquidity, and Liquidity Risk. Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), EUR.

  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Roy Verbeek
  • Time frame: 2013 - 2017
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Xander Hut
  • Time frame: 2018 -
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Francesca Caucci
  • Time frame: 2022 -
Portfolio Allocation Under Parameter Uncertainty and Climate Change Objectives - A Proposed Framework
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Prasenjeet Bhattacharya
  • Time frame: 2022 -
ESG Rating Disagreement and Corporate Bonds
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Xiaonan Wang
  • Time frame: 2021 -
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Vaibhav Grewal
  • Time frame: 2023 -

The finance faculty at RSM is a vibrant and diverse group consisting of leading international researchers. Our faculty undertakes world-class research that is regularly published in the top academic journals.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates that have an interest in undertaking challenging and rigorous research. Besides a background in finance, we also welcome applicants with an education in Economics or Econometrics.

Candidates should indicate in their cover letter which field best matches their interest:

  • Asset Pricing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking and Financial Intermediation
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