Prof.dr. P. (Patrick) Verwijmeren (ESE)

Patrick Verwijmeren is a Professor of Corporate Finance at the Erasmus School of Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam). He is a research fellow at Duisenberg School of Finance and the Tinbergen Institute, is a part-time Research Professor at the University of Glasgow, and holds a visiting position with the University of Melbourne. Before moving to Erasmus, Patrick was with VU University Amsterdam and the University of Melbourne, and he has been a visiting scholar at Vanderbilt, Stanford, and LBS. Patrick specializes in convertible securities, short sales, corporate governance, and capital structure. He has publications in Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Retailing, Urban Studies, and Applied Financial Economics, among others. He has presented at many international conferences, including the WFA, AFA, EFA, and FMA meetings, and has been a speaker at TEDx. His research on proxy access has been cited in final rulings by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Patrick has also been involved in writing a report for the Dutch Ministry of Finance on the influence of hedge funds. In 2013, Patrick received the prestigious Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research VIDI grant.