Teaching staff

Michael Frömmel obtained his PhD at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany , in 2003 with a dissertation on long-term trends in exchange rate volatility. His research focuses mainly on international finance, the foreign exchange market and transition economies. He worked as a visiting researcher at the Bulgarian National Bank and the Hungarian National Bank and joined the Department of Financial Economics at Ghent University in 2007. Michael Frömmel is (co-)author of articles inter alia in the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of Comparative Economics and the Journal of International Money and Finance.  

Rudi Vander Vennet is chairman of the Department of Financial Economics at Ghent University. After obtaining a degree in economics and a master in finance, he was enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester, New York. His Ph.D. dissertation analyzed the performance effects of European bank mergers and acquisitions. He is (co-) author of various articles on banking and monetary topics in, e.g., Journal of Money, Credit and Banking or Journal of Banking and Finance and he has written several contributions in books dealing with European bank markets and the EMU. In 1999 he received two important scientific awards. Next to his academic duties, he has acquired valuable experience as a member of the board of dir ectors of a number of holding companies and financial institutions and as a consultant for various financial companies.

William De Vijlder has been working in asset management since 1989. Since 2014 he is Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas. He obtained his PhD at Ghent University in 1990 and has been part-time professor at the same university since 1991. 

Koen Schoors obtained his Ph.D. at Ghent University in 1998 with a dissertation on the emergence of a commercial banking system in Russia. Later he worked as a consultant and banking expert in Moscow and spent one year at Oxford University as a postdoctoral researcher before returning to Ghent University. His research focuses on banking and finance, law and finance, law and economics and institutional economics. He has published widely on these topics in journals like Journal of Comparative Economics, International Review of Law and Economics, Economics of Transition, Journal of Corporate Finance, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, World Development, Journal of Development Economics, en Journal of Law and Economics. He contributes to the public debate on economic policy through columns, policy papers and books. Next to his academic duties, he is Chairman of the Board of Gigarant and Trividend.

Gerdie Everaert obtained his Ph.D. at Ghent University in 2000 with a dissertation on public capital, economic growth and the labour market. He teaches econometrics at Ghent University. His current research interests are panel data econometrics, time-varying parameter models, state space unobserved component models, Bayesian econometrics and the macro econometrics of fiscal policy, government debt sustainability, consumption dynamics, technological change and economic growth. He published in a variety of academic journals including Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, The Econometrics Journal, Econometric Reviews and Public Choice.

Frank De Jonghe is a partner at EMEIA Financial Services. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Leuven. Before joining EMEIA Financial Services, he was a partner at Deloitte, he worked for Euroclear as internal auditor, and at ING IM as mutual fund portfolio manager.

Dries Heyman is assistant professor at the Department of Financial Economics. He obtained his PhD in 2008 at Ghent University with a dissertation titled “Topics on the Portfolio Management of Financial Investments“. His main research areas are trading behavior and performance of both institutional and private investors and behavioral finance. He published in international peer reviewed journals such as Small Business Economics and Insurance: Mathematics and Economics. He has taught at Antwerp University and is currently also teaching in the undergraduate programs of Ghent University.

Koen Inghelbrecht obtained his Ph.D. at Ghent University in 2006 with a dissertation on the comovement on asset returns. He teaches research methods in finance, investment analysis and portfolio management and advanced asset allocation at Ghent University. His current research interests are empirical asset pricing, market anomalies, asset allocation strategies, liquidity risk, credit ratings and behaviour and performance of institutional and individual investors. He has published in the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance and Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting.

Selien De Schryder obtained her PhD at Ghent University in 2014 with “Topics in Monetary Economics” as the title of her dissertation. Since then, she has been working at the department of Financial Economics as a postdoctoral assistant. Her research focuses on diverse domains in the monetary economy including analyses of the global oil market, country-specific exports, inflation dynamics in connection with credit and financial cycles and, to conclude, wage indexation. The application of macro panel data and techniques is the main characterizing factor. Her paper on global oil market dynamics is forthcoming in the Energy Journal.