• Prof Dr Arnoud W.A. Boot
  • Faculty of Economics and Business
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Roetersstaat 11
  • 1018 WB Amsterdam
  • Room 7.25
  • +31 (0) 20 525 4162
  • +31 (0) 20 525 5318 (Fax)
  • E-mail: A.W.A.Boot@uva.nl

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Arnoud Boot is Professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and co-director of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE). He is chairman of the Bank Council of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR); the Dutch Social Economic Council (SER) and the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) in Frankfurt. He is also Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and at the Davidson Institute of the University of Michigan. Prior to his current positions, he was on the faculty of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, and during 2000-2001 he was a partner in the Finance and Strategy Practice at McKinsey & Co. In 2008 he was President of the European Finance Association (EFA). Arnoud Boot is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Chairman of the Royal Netherlands Economic Association.

In addition to his academic activities, professor Boot advises extensively on ownership structure issues, particularly related to the public/private domain. He is frequently involved in legal cases (expert opinions), and is consultant to several financial institutions and corporations. His consultancy activities concern the regulation and strategic positioning of financial institutions, corporate finance, governance and anti-trust issues. For these activities, he has also established the Amsterdam Center for Corporate Finance, a ”think tank” designed to improve the interaction between theory and practice. He is a non-executive director of several agencies.

Arnoud Boot held visiting appointments at several universities. He has been Bertil Danielsson Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden and Olin Fellow at Cornell University in the U.S., and is also conferred the honorary title of visiting professor from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana. He has taught in a number of MBA programs and in a variety of executive education programs. His research focuses on corporate finance and financial institutions. He has written on regulation of financial institutions, the design of securities, corporate governance, capital structure, corporate divestitures and take-overs and rescheduling of sovereign debt. His publications have appeared in major academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Economic Journal and the International Economic Review.  

Curriculum vitae

Faculty of Economics and Econometrics
University of Amsterdam
Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone: +31.20.525.4162
fax: +31.20.525.5318
e-mail: a.w.a.boot@uva.nl

Personal data

Date of birth: January 2, 1960
Nationality: Dutch

Current positions

Primary positions

* Professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, University of Amsterdam
* Co-director Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics, University of Amsterdam  
* Founder and Director Amsterdam Center for Corporate Finance (‘thinktank’ supported by 25 corporate participants)   
* Member Dutch Social Economic Council (SER)
* Chairman of the Bank Council of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB)
* Member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)

Other positions

* Chairman Royal Netherlands Economic Association (Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde)    
* Member Capital Market Committee AFM (Dutch securities market regulator)    
* Member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB)
* Non-executive director of several agencies/corporations (RGA Inc., Optiver Holding)

Working experience

Previous positions

* Advisor Central Bank of Sweden, Riksbank (1999-2009) 
* President European Finance Association (2008)
* Finance coordinator and Professor at European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Brussels (1999-2002)    
* Partner corporate finance practice McKinsey & Co (2000-2001) 
* Vice Dean Faculty of Economics and Econometrics, University of Amsterdam (1998-2000)   
* Manager/director Tinbergen Institute (1994-98)    
* Bertil Danielsson Visiting Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden (1993-1995)    
* Fellow, Banking Research Center, Northwestern University (1989-1992) Tenure-track faculty (assistant professor), Department of Finance, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (1989-1992)    
* Corporate Banking Associate, Algemene Bank Nederland N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Areas of Concentration International Lending and Risk Management (1987-1989)

Consultancy experience

* Several consultancy projects for industrial and financial institutions, and (semi-)governments, particularly on riskmanagement, (financial)restructuring, pricing/cost of capital, ownership, anti-trust and strategic issues.    
* Several (ad hoc) advisorships    
* Applied research with focus on a variety of issues in corporate finance and banking, including corporate funding issues, regulation, corporate governance, efficiency of financial markets, strategic positioning of financial institutions, design of bankruptcy law, etc.

Teaching, seminars and presentation

Courses and seminars/presentations for various organizations (companies, conferences and universities). I taught at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University), University of Amsterdam, Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), Stockholm School of Economics, Moscow Summer School in Economics, Sorbonne (Paris), Université de Lausanne, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and at the AIF (Amsterdam Institute of Finance). Specializations:

-    Corporate Finance
-    Bank Management and Strategy
-    Regulation of Financial Markets
-    Asset-Liability Management, Credit-Risk Analysis         

Other activities

Frequent contributions to radio, television, newspapers and other magazines. Among other things, columns and interviews in NRC Handelsblad, De Volkskrant, Het Financieele Dagblad, De Telegraaf, Elan, Trouw, and Elsevier. Besides this, contributions to foreign media (American Banker, Financial Times, Tendances, etc.)

Academic publications

(Associate) editor of 10 journals. In the last 15 years over 200 publications, including several publications in The Journal of Finance, The American Economic Review, The Review of Financial Studies and The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.


Indiana University Finance 1984-87 PhD (1987)
      MBA (1986)
Tilburg University          Economics 1981-83 MA-Economics (1983)
The Netherlands Business 1981-83 MA-Business (1983)
  Economics 1978-81 BA (1981)


*Winner Pierson Penning (2011)
*Member of the The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), (2008)
*Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, UK
*Fellow, Davidson Institute, University of Michigan, US
*Fellow Tinbergen Institute  
*Honorary Professor University of Ljubljana
*Limperg medal (1998)
*Various toprankings on national hitlists of economists (1994-2009)
*Various teaching awards: Kohnstamm Award (2002-2011)
*Olin Fellowship, Cornell University (1994, 1997)
*Banking Research Center, grant (1990, 1991, 1992)
*Garn Institute of Finance, University of Utah, grant (1990
*Fulbright (1984)


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