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prof. dr. O.G. Spalt

Full Professor 

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Finance


Oliver Spalt is a Professor of Behavioral Finance at Tilburg University. His research focuses on the empirical and theoretical analysis of non-standard preferences in the context of financial decision making. Main areas of interest are behavioral finance and executive compensation. His research is regularly presented at major conferences and leading business schools in the U.S. and in Europe. It is published in the most prestigious journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.

Oliver Spalt has received numerous prizes including more than ten Excellent Teacher Awards from Tilburg University. He has been included in the "Top 40 economists in the Netherlands" published by Economisch Statistische Berichten since 2014. His work was featured in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, de Volkskrant, het Financieele Dagblad, and NRC.Next. He is the recipient of a prestigeous VIDI grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Before coming to Tilburg, Oliver Spalt has taught at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Mannheim.

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Last amended: 25 June 2018