Department of FinanceThe Department of Finance is one of the most research-oriented finance departments in Europe. It is one of the top-30 finance institutions in the UT-Dallas rankings, and consistently ranks among Europe’s top 4. It is also within the top-20 institutions in Finance according to RePEc. In 2010 and 2011 it ranked among the top 10 institutions by papers published in the Journal of Finance. The department hosts a diverse group of scholars who have reached international reputation in key areas of current research, including banking, corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, financial regulation, financial history, law and economics, private equity, financial econometrics, market microstructure, pension finance and credit derivatives.
The department offers high quality education at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. Its PhD graduates have been placed in top US and European schools, including Chicago GSB, HEC Paris, the Federal Reserve Board, and Toronto. Department members are active in the CentER, EBC, TILEC and Netspar research centers in Tilburg, and in several international top-level research institutions. The department hosts about 30 seminars a year with leading scholars from the US and Europe, and has an active visitors program.