Bas Werker

Bas Werker
  • Name: Professor Bas J.M. Werker
  • Position and field of expertise: Econometrics, Finance and Statistics

"Billions of euros and dollars are managed world-wide. This program helps you understand the underlying principles. As such, you will not only be able to understand current financial markets, but also be prepared for future unexpected events (that will happen for sure)."

Bas Werker's answers to the following questions:



Why does this field of expertise interest you?

I like the combination of my fields. Modern finance is a highly quantitative subject. But the quantitative techniques have to be used wisely and with care. A thorough understanding of the relevant mathematics helps to solve relevant societal problems or to make the trade-offs explicit.

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What is interesting or unique about the program?

The combination of academic rigor, also technically and societal relevance. Billions of euros and dollars are managed world-wide. This program helps you understand the underlying principles. As such, you will not only be able to understand current financial markets, but also be prepared for future unexpected events (that will happen for sure).

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Which courses do you teach and what do they entail?

I teach part of both the Dynamic Models course and the Asset Liability Management course. The first answers the questions of how to predict the evolution of financial markets and when it is not possible to predict. The second answers the question: given these predictions, what does that imply for concrete asset allocation decisions?

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What are the future prospects for students?

Simply great. A soccer player that is marginally better than all others has a great career. Think what a student who has a much better training than the others can look forward to.

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Why should a student choose Tilburg University and this program?

As my colleagues say: simply read the above. But the bottom line is the combination of rigor and relevance that our programs offer.

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