Erasmus Finance Brown Bag Seminar by Sjoerd van Bekkum and Guido Baltussen



Sjoerd van Bekkum is Assistant Professor of Finance at Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University. Before joining ESE in January 2011, he was a visiting scholar at the Stern School of Business, New York University, from January 2010-January 2011. He was a research fellow at The Conference Board, New York City, from June-October 2008. Van Bekkum's research covers a range of topics in empirical corporate finance and asset pricing and currently appears at major conferences (e.g., EFA 2012, AFA 2013) and in journals such as Financial Management. He holds an MPhil (2007) and MSc (2006, Cum laude) from Erasmus University, and a PhD in Economics from Tinbergen Institute (2010).

Guido Baltussen is Assistant Professor in Finance and a Tinbergen and ERIM fellow. In addition, he works as investment strategist at ING Investment Management. Before he obtained his PhD in Finance at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and worked at Stern School of Business of New York University, New York, USA. His expertise is Behavioral Finance, applied to among others Asset Pricing, Portfolio Construction and Decision Making under Risk. Guido published several articles in the leading economic journals (American Economic Review, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis) and his research is covered in various media. Moreover, Guido regularly writes 'Behavioral Finance' columns for the popular Dutch investment website

The Brown Bag Seminars are sponsored by ERIM.