Sebastian Gryglewicz appointed as Professor of Finance Theory

Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus School of Economics

Dr Sebastian Gryglewicz (1977) has been appointed Professor of Finance Theory at Erasmus School of Economics. In his research, Sebastian Gryglewicz applies economic principles to model financial markets and financial decisions of firms. He concentrates on finance theory as a tool to assess the economic effects of financial innovations and regulations.

Finance theory at the forefront of developments in the financial sector

Finance theory is at the forefront of developments in the financial sector. These developments are related to the constant influx of financial innovations devised by the financial sector and to new regulations implemented by authorities to contain externalities generated by this sector. Sebastian Gryglewicz’s research agenda over the next few years will focus on studying the economic effects of financial innovations and regulations. Two areas will be most prominent. The first one is to investigate the innovations brought about by the rise of financial technology, or fintech. The second is to study how financial intermediaries such as investment funds and banks, and regulation thereof, affect financial decisions in firms.

About Sebastian Gryglewicz

After obtaining his PhD in Economics at Tilburg University in 2008, Sebastian Gryglewicz joined the department of Business Economics (Finance Group) at Erasmus School of Economics. In 2014 he was appointed as Associate Professor. His research interests focus on corporate finance and, in particular, on investment and financing policies, effects of competition, financial distress, and agency conflicts. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Games and Economic Behavior.

More information

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