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S.C.W. Eijffinger


Full professor Financial Economics

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Economics

 

Expertise

Professor Sylvester C.W. Eijffinger is Full Professor of Financial Economics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Financial and Monetary Integration, CentER for Economic Research and Department of Economics, Tilburg University and Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, UK and CESifo Research Network, Munich, Germany.

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Publications

Most recent publications

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PhD Committees

Member of PhD Thesis Committees

  • Klaas H.W. Knot, Fiscal Policy and Interest Rates in the European Community, University of Groningen, 12 October 1995
  • Ivo J.M. Arnold, Empirical Essays in Monetary Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 15 February 1996
  • Clemens L.J. Siermann, Politics, Institutions and the Economic Performance of Nations, University of Groningen, 3 October 1996
  • Ronald K. de Ridder, De Rol van Monetaire en Bancaire Herstructurering in de Oost-Duitse Transitie (The Role of Monetary and Bank Restructuring in the East-German Transition), Erasmus University Rotterdam, 6 March 1997
  • Francesco Lippi, Central Bank Independence and Credibility: Essays on Delegation Arrangements for Monetary Policy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 22 May 1997
  • David J.C. Smant, Monetary Policy, Inflation and Economic Activity, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 18 September 1997
  • Adrian A.R.J.M. van Rixtel, Informality, Bureaucratic Control and Monetary Policy: The Case of Japan, Free University of Amsterdam, 10 November 1997
  • Hans M. Groeneveld, Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Strategies, Maastricht University, 28 November 1997
  • Fabian Amtenbrink, The Democratic Accountability of Central Banks: The European Central Bank in the Light of its Peers, University of Groningen, 3 September 1998
  • Ronald Huisman, Adventures in International Financial Markets, Maastricht University, 25 February 1999
  • Jan Fidrmuc, The Political Economy of Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe, CentER, Tilburg University, 28 June 1999
  • Yohane A. Khamfula, Essays on Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries, CentER, Tilburg University, 8 September 1999
  • Aerdt C.F.J. Houben, The Evolution of Monetary Policy Strategies in Europe, University of Groningen, 11 November 1999
  • Frank J.G.M. Klaassen, Exchange Rates and Their Effects on International Trade, CentER, Tilburg University, 28 January 2000
  • Mark Schweitzer, Performance of Institutional Investors, Maastricht University, 22 March 2000
  • Philipp F. Maier, The Impact of Politics on Monetary Policy: A Sudy of the Bundesbank and Other Central Banks, University of Groningen, 25 October 2001
  • Erik C. Leertouwer, Measurement Issues in Political Economy, University of Groningen, 17 October 2002
  • Gerard A. Moerman, Empirical Studies on Asset Pricing and Banking in the Euro Area, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 16 June 2005
  • Maartje van Putten, Policing the World: Accountability Mechanisms for Multilateral Financial Institutions and Private Financial Institutions, Tilburg University, 13 September 2006
  • Benjamin Tims, Empirical Studies on Exchange Rate Puzzles and Volatility, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 26 October 2006
  • Jeroen Derwall, The Economic Vitues of SRI and CSR, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1 March 2007
  • Cees Ullersma, Monetary Policy in a Low Inflation Environment, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 15 November 2007
  • Nadja Guenster, Investment Strategies based on Social Responsibility and Bubbles, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 30 June 2009
  • Ying Xu, Empirical Essays on the Stock Returns, Risk Management, and Liquidity Creation of Banks, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 29 January 2010


Education

  • Master Degrees in Economics and Econometrics (Cum Laude) at the Free University of Amsterdam (1983)
  • Doctorate Degree in Economics and Econometrics at the Free University of Amsterdam (1986)


Career

  • Professor of European Financial Integration (part-time) at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (2005-2008)
  • Research Coordinator (Head) of the Macro Research Group and permanent member of the Recruitment Committee for the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, and Finance (since 2003)
  • Jean Monnet Professor of European Financial and Monetary Integration (chair sponsored by the European Commission) at Tilburg University (since 1998)
  • Professor of European Financial Economics at the CentER for Economic Research and the Department of Economics of Tilburg University (since 2000)
  • Chairman of the Educational Programme International Economics and Finance of Tilburg University (1998 - 2003)
  • Professor of Economic Policy (C4) at the Humboldt University of Berlin (1996-2000)
  • Professor of Monetary Economics (part-time) at the Department of European Economic Studies of the College of Europe (1994-2004)
  • Associate Professor of Monetary Economics at the CentER for Economic Research and the Department of Economics of Tilburg University (1991-1998)
  • Assistant Professor of Monetary Economics at the Department of Economics of Tilburg University (1986-1991)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the Free University of Amsterdam (1983-1986)
  • Research Assistant at the Department of Economics of the Free University of Amsterdam (1980-1983)

Publications

Most recent publications

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Collaboration

Networks:
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CEPR Discussion Papers
EP Briefing Papers on European Central Bank
REA (Raad van Economisch Adviseurs) (Dutch Council of Economic Advisers)
Full text of publications via DARE
Full text of publications via Economists Online

Other positions:

  • Professor of European Financial Integration (part-time) at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (since 2005)
  • Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London (since 1998)
  • Research Fellow of the CESifo Research Network in Munich (since 1999)

Visiting professorships:

  • Visiting Professor at the Joint Vienna Institute, sponsored by the BIS, EBRD, European Commission, IMF, OECD and the World Bank, Vienna (1992)
  • Visiting Professor at the Rand Afrikaans University, University of Stellenbosch and University of Witwatersrand, Republic of South Africa (1996)
  • Visiting Professor at the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa and Universidade Nova, Lisbon (1998)
  • Visiting Professor at the CESifo Research Network of the University of Munich (1999)
  • Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics of Harvard University, Cambridge MA (2003 and 2008)

External accreditation

Awards and Rankings

  • Free Publicity Award of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Tilburg University (1998 and 2003)
  • Ranking in ESB Top 30 of Dutch economists (based on SSCI citations in international journals): no. 15 in 2001, not available in 2002, 2003 and 2004, no. 30 in 2005, and no. 10 in international tipparade 2005
  • Ranking in ESB Polderparade of Dutch economists (based on citations in major Dutch journals): no. 21 in 2001, no. 17 in 2002, not available in 2003 and 2004, and no. 17 in 2005
  • Ranking in Univers Mediatop of Tilburg University (based on media performance): no. 1 in 2000, no. 4 in 2001, no. 4 in 2002, no. 2 in 2003, no. 3 in 2004, no. 1 in 2005, no. 2 in 2006 and no. 1 in 2007

Research supervision

Supervision of PhD Theses (Promotor or Co-Promotor)

  • Eric Schaling, Institutions and Monetary Policy: Credibility, Flexibility and Central Bank Independence, CentER, Tilburg University, 4 May 1995 (with Theo C.M.J. van de Klundert)
  • Geert J. Almekinders, Foreign Exchange Intervention: Theory and Evidence, CentER, Tilburg University, 2 October 1995 (with Jacques J. Sijben)
  • Jan J.G. Lemmen, Financial Integration in the European Union: Measurement and Determination, CentER, Tilburg University, 9 December 1996
  • Marco M. Hoeberichts, The Design of Monetary Institutions, CentER, Tilburg University, 11 December 1998
  • Abolghassem Jamshidi, The Financial System and Monetary Policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tilburg University (Iran Project supervised by the Rector), 29 September 2000
  • Willem H. Verhagen, Inflation Targeting and Interest Rate Policy, CentER, Tilburg University, 20 June 2001
  • Wolf B. Wagner, Risk Sharing under Incentive Constraints, CentER, Tilburg University, 14 June 2002
  • Benedikt V.G. Goderis, Financial Crises and Monetary Policy, CentER, Tilburg University, 25 November 2005
  • Mewael F. Tesfaselassie, Communication, Learning and Optimal Monetary Policy, CentER, Tilburg University, 16 December 2005 (with Eric Schaling)
  • Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo, Transmission of Shocks across Global Financial Markets: The Role of Contagion and Investors' Risk Appetite, CentER, Tilburg University, 9 May 2008
  • Carin A.B. van der Cruijsen, The Economic Impact of Central Bank Transparency, CentER, Tilburg University, 14 November 2008

Honorary Doctorate (Honorary Promotor)

  • A.H.E.M. (Nout) Wellink, President of De Nederlandsche Bank and Member ofthe Governing Council of the European Central Bank, Honorary Doctorate on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University, 12 June 2008

 

Teaching


S.C.W. Eijffinger teaches the following subjects:

Teaching activities elsewhere

Visiting Scholarships and Guest Lectures:
  • Visiting Scholar at the Deutsche Bundesbank (1988)
  • Visiting Scholar at the Bank of Japan (1989)
  • Visiting Scholar at the Banque de France (1990)
  • Visiting Scholar at the Bank of England (1991)
  • Visiting Scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1992)
  • Visiting scholar at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge MA (2003)
  • Guest Lectures and Seminars at the European Central Bank, European Commission, European Monetary Institute, European Parliament and the International Monetary Fund
  • Guest Lectures and Seminars at many national central banks (Bank of England, Bank of Estonia, Bank of Finland, Banca d'Italia, Bank of Japan, Banco de Portugal, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Deutsche Bundesbank, De Nederlandsche Bank, National Bank of Belgium, ÷sterreichische Nationalbank and the South African Reserve Bank)

Other activities

Other academic and professional activities:

  • Programme Director of the CEPR European Summer Institute Annual Conferences (a European forum for discussing central banking and related policy issues) sponsored by the Austrian National Bank, Banco de Portugal, Bank of Finland, Deutsche Bundesbank, National Bank of Belgium, National Bank of Hungary, De Nederlandsche Bank, and the European Central Bank
  • Chairman of the Monetaire Kring (Monetary Circle) in the Netherlands (a policy forum of university professors and senior officials at the central bank, ministry of Finance, banks, pension funds and other financial institutions)
  • Chairman of the Board of Editors of Financiele & Monetaire Studies (Financial & Monetary Studies) edited by the NIBE-SVV in Amsterdam (VSNU classification: C journal)
  • Chairman of the Governmental Committee (IBO) on Structural Policy in the Perspective of EU Enlargement (2000-2001) reporting to the Dutch cabinet
  • Chairman of the NWO Beoordelingscommissie Economie, Ronde 2001-2002 (Evaluation Committe Economics of the Dutch National Science Foundation)
  • Special Adviser on the Code of Good Practices on Transparency in Monetary and Financial Policies to the Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund
  • Special Adviser on monetary and fiscal policy of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels
  • Member of the Panel of Economic and Monetary Experts of the European Parliament for its Monetary Dialogue with the President of the European Central Bank by writing briefing papers and giving testimonies on a quarterly basis (legally based on Article 113(3) of the Treaty on European Union)
  • Member of the Raad van Economische Adviseurs (REA) (Council of Economic Advisers) of the Dutch Parliament
  • Member of the Programme Committee of the 1999 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Member of the Innovatieplatform Working Group Onconventionele Financieringsmethoden voor de Wetenschap (Onconventional Methods of Financing Science) chaired by Professor Peter Nijkamp (2004-2005)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Intereconomics, Review of European Economic Policy of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics
  • Member of the Board of Editors of the European Journal of Political Economy edited by Elsevier Science (North-Holland), A msterdam
  • Member of the Board of Editors of the Nieuwsbrief EMU & Euro (Newsletter EMU & Euro) edited by Ernst & Young and Rabobank Nederland
  • Member of the Board of Editors of Christen Democratische Verkenningen, a quarterly journal edited by the Scientific Institute of the Christian Democratic Party (CDA) in the Netherlands
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Scientific Institute of the Christian Democratic Party (CDA) in the Netherlands
  • Member of the International Monetary Commission and Monetary Panel of the European League for Economic Cooperation organized by the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt-am-Main
  • Member of the Political-Economic Council of the Europese Beweging in Nederland (European Movement in the Netherlands)
  • Member of the Studiegezelschap voor Economische Politiek (Dutch Society for Economic Policy, established by Professor Jan Tinbergen in 1931)
  • Member of the Board of the Kangaroo Group (The Movement for Free Movement) of the European Parliament in Brussels
  • Member of the Incentives for Research Committee of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Tilburg University
  • Member of the Konstanz Seminar on Monetary Theory and Monetary Policy

  • Contact details
    Room c 11a
    PO Box 90153
    5000 LE Tilburg 
    Phone+31 13 466 2411
    Secretary+31 13 466 4096
    Fax +31 13 466 3042
    Email s.c.w.eijffinger@tilburguniversity.edu

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