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prof. dr. L.D.R. Renneboog

Full Professor 

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Finance

Current positions

  • April 2005-onwards: Professor of Corporate Finance (hoogleraar), Department of Finance, Tilburg University.
    Current research interests: corporate finance, corporate governance, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, rights issues, pricing anomalies, law and economics, ethical investing, financial distress, and the economics of art.
  • September 2009-onwards: Director of Graduate Studies of the CentER Graduate School (research master and PhD programmes in business administration: finance, accounting, marketing, strategy and organization, and operations research), Tilburg University.
  • Fellow of CentER (CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University).
  • Member of TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economics Center).
  • Research Associate of ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute, Brussels).


Luc Renneboog is Professor of Corporate Finance at the Finance Department of Tilburg University and Director of Graduate Studies at the CentER for Economic Research. Before joining Tilburg, Luc taught at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and at Oxford University. He was also a visiting lecturer/researcher at the London Business School, HEC Paris, Venice University, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF, Madrid), University Paris-Dauphine, and European University Institute (Florence).

He graduated from the University of Leuven with a BSc/MSc in commercial engineering and with a BA in philosophy, from the University of Chicago with an MBA, and from the London Business School (University of London) with a PhD in Financial Economics. He is also a research member of CentER for Economic Research, TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economics Center) and ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute, Brussels).

He has published in the Journal of Finance, Management Science, American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Oxford Economic Papers, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, European Financial Management and others. His research interests are corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, rights issues, law and economics, the economics of sports, ethical/socially responsible investing, and the economics of art.


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Principal publications

  • Liang, H., and L. Renneboog, 2016, On the Foundations of Corporate Social Responsibility, Journal of Finance, forthcoming.
  • Ferrel, A., Liang, H. and L. Renneboog, 2016, Socially Responsible FirmsJournal of Financial Economics, forthcoming. 
  • Renneboog, L. and C. Spaenjers, 2012, Buying Beauty: On Prices and Returns in the Art Market, Management Science, 59 (1), 36-53.  
  • Goetzmann, W., L. Renneboog, and C. Spaenjers, 2011, Art and MoneyAmerican Economic Review 101 (3), 222-226.  
  • Fidrmuc, J., M. Goergen and L. Renneboog, 2006, Insider Trading, News Releases and Ownership Concentration, Journal of Finance 61 (6), 2931-2973.

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Last amended: 23 May 2018