Joost Driessen (1974) is Professor of Finance at Tilburg University since 2009. From 2001 to 2009 he held a position at the University of Amsterdam. He has published extensively in top finance journals (Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics), and has received several grants for his academic work, including a VENI and VIDI grant. He has also been involved in various applied research projects for financial and governmental institutions. To this date, ten PhD students have graduated under his supervision. Joost has been head of the Finance Department both at Tilburg University (2012-2016) and University of Amsterdam (2008-2009).
He is currently Vice-Dean Research at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Joost’s current research interests include liquidity and asset pricing, derivative markets, corporate bonds and credit risk, and long-term portfolio choice.