Peter Koudijs appointed as Professor in Finance and History at Erasmus School of Economics

Peter Koudijs has been appointed as Professor in Finance and History at Erasmus School of Economics as of August 2020. Koudijs, who previously worked as an associate professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, has returned to the Netherlands after a nine-year period in the United States.

According to Professor Sjoerd van Bekkum, head of the section Finance within the department of Business Economics, Peter Koudijs is very influential in his relatively young research field: ‘Peter’s articles have found their way into the very best journals in finance and economics. Besides the fact that Peter is a well-respected scholar, he is also a pleasant person and I look forward to working with him.’

Koudijs’ future research agenda focuses on how firms and individuals have dealt with credit over the past centuries, and how the intermediation of credit by banks has had real consequences. For the next five years, his agenda concentrates on three themes: 1) The impact of limited liability on entrepreneurs’ and firms’ economic decisions, 2) Credit cycles and leverage and 3) The financial economics behind slavery.

About Peter Koudijs

Peter Koudijs specialises in the history of financial markets. In his research he studies relevant historical cases which yield important lessons for the world of today. In recent work he has used a unique natural experiment from the 18th century to study the role of news in financial markets and the impact of insider trading. In other work he looks at the impact of fire sales on asset prices, the functioning of repo markets, and the foundations of sovereign debt markets and international borrowing.

Peter Koudijs was Associate Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he taught History of Financial Crises in the MBA programme. He joined Stanford Graduate School of Business in August 2011. Koudijs received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Economics from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He earned a PhD degree, summa cum laude, in Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain in 2011. Peter Koudijs has obtained various grants and fellowships from the European Union, the Economic History Association and different Dutch and Spanish scholarship programs.

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