Journeys with Erasmus: A New Financial World Order



Journeys with Erasmus -Conference & debate by the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
20 November: A New Financial World Order -What is it? How will it affect you and your business?
REGISTRATION:  Click here to sign up for participation. Please register before Monday 17 November. A limited number of places is available. Attendants will receive a confirmation.
The global economic crisis is here. Policy makers and central banks are scrambling to rescue the collapsing financial sector; government intervention is both startling in scale and uncertain in effect; confidence and calm have evaporated in the markets ... the downturn in the economy seems unavoidable, out of control, and unpredictable.
A new financial world order has arrived and has yet to be fully understood. Can we assess the far-reaching impact of the financial crisis? Has the crisis reached bottom? What will be the new boundary between markets and government as banking systems are partially nationalised in many western countries? What lessons can we learn from the recent events?   
Most importantly, what does the new financial world order mean for you and your investment strategy?
Join our panel of experts at this roundtable discussion on the above topics.
Panel members 
Dr. Jaap van Duijn, former Member of the Board of Directors Robeco Group, and former professor at RSM (more information below)
Dr. Mathijs van Dijk, Associate Professor of Finance, recently received a NWO-VIDI grant for his research project 'Liquidity Black Holes' (more information below)
Host and moderator 
Prof.dr. Jaap Spronk, Academic Dean MBA Programmes and Professor of Finance and Investment at the Erasmus School of Economics (more information below)
  • 19.00-19.30 h. Welcome & Registration
  • 19.30-21.00 h. Conference & debate
  • 21.00-22.00 h. Network Drinks
Dr. Jaap van Duijn
Van Duijn graduated cum laude in Economics at Erasmus University (1968) and obtained his PhD in Economics at the University of Illinois (1972). 
From 1972 until 1983 he was successively assistant professor, lector and professor in Economics at RSM's predecessor the Interfaculteit Bedrijfskunde/Graduate School of Management, Delft. Crown member SER (Social Economic Council) 1981-83. In 1983 he joined the management of the Robeco Group, where he was in charge of research and institutional capital management. From 1988 until 2003 he was Robeco's Chief Investment Officer and from 1995 fund manager of Holland's oldest and largest investment trust. At the age of 60 he resigned from Robeco's Board of Directors, but stayed as Chief Strategist until his retirement at the end of 2005. During his years with Robeco he was also part-time professor Practical aspects of the investment theory at respectively the University of Amsterdam and Erasmus University of Rotterdam (RSM). Van Duijn was also member of the 2007-2008 Delta Committee chaired by Cees Veerman. Additionally, he holds various positions in the fields of finance & investment, nature and environment, education and research.
Van Duijn has written many articles and books on economy and investments. Previously he was a columnist for NRC Handelsblad, Algemeen Dagblad and SAFE; since October 2005 he is a columnist for the Financiële Telegraaf. His most recent book ‘Trends en cycli -Waar liggen de kansen voor de belegger?' has been published earlier this autumn. 
Dr. Mathijs van Dijk
Mathijs A. van Dijk is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He obtained an MSc in Econometrics (Cum Laude) from Erasmus University in 1996 and a PhD in Finance from Maastricht University in 2002. Van Dijk was a Visiting Scholar at the Fisher College of Business (Ohio State University) during the academic year 2005-2006 and at the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University) in January-April 2008. His research focuses on international finance and investments. He has published in various journals in financial economics, including the Financial Analyst Journal, the Journal of International Money and Finance, and the Review of Finance. Van Dijk has presented his work at numerous international conferences as well as during seminars at, among others, Dartmouth, Harvard, and INSEAD. In 2008 he received a €600,000 "Vidi"-grant from NWO (the Dutch National Science Foundation) for a five-year research program on liquidity black holes.
Prof.dr. Jaap Spronk, Host & moderator
Since September 2008 Jaap Spronk is Academic Dean MBA programmes at RSM. Spronk comes to RSM from the Erasmus School of Economics, where he is Professor of Finance and Investment.
Click here to sign up for participation. Please register before Monday 17 November. A limited number of places is available. Attendants will receive a confirmation.
Contact information:
Connie Tai