On job market

Martijn de Vries

Tilburg University

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Finance with a background in econometrics. I theoretically determine the implications of non-standard preferences or beliefs. In my job market paper, I contribute to the literature by showing the importance of time-varying risk preferences, explaining its implications, and performing a calibration. I show that time-varying risk preferences provide a relatively simple mechanism to explain recent findings on the shape of the equity term structure and its cyclicality.

Etienne Vaccaro-Grange

Aix-Marseille School of Economics

Etienne Vaccaro-Grange holds a PhD from Aix-Marseille School of Economics in southern France. His research focuses on monetary policy and macro-finance. Etienne has worked for the European Central Bank, the Norges Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, where he conducted both policy and research projects. He is is an incoming Post-doctoral Associate at New York University, Abu Dhabi.

Tamas Vadasz

KU Leuven

I'm an Assistant Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. I received my Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Warwick in 2018. My main research interest is banking theory, financial stability, and regulation.

Magnus Våge Knutsen


I’m a PhD student at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo. My research interests are in the field of applied micro theory, specifically repeated games with incomplete information and industrial organization, and experimental economics.

Vytautas Valaitis

Duke University

I am a doctoral candidate at Duke University interested in macro-labor and fiscal policy. Before my studies at Duke I obtained a master degree from the Central European University and completed my undergraduate studies in Lithuania. I expect to be on the market in Fall of 2020

Franziska Valder

KU Leuven

I am a 3rd year PhD candidate at KU Leuven. My research is in health and labor economics. In labor economics, I am specifically interested in individual responses to incentives in labor supply decisions and the connection between the labor and the marriage market. In health economics, I work on the effect of payment schemes on health care provision.

Marcela Valenzuela

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Marcela Valenzuea is at the School of Management, Catholic University of Chile, a co-investigator at the SRC of the London School of Economics, and a researcher at the MIPP Millenium Institute, Chile. Her research lie in the areas of financial risk, asset pricing, systemic risk and market microstructure. interests lie in the areas of financial risk, asset pricing, systemic risk and market microstructure.

Philip Valta

University of Bern

Philip Valta is professor of financial economics at the University of Bern. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Swiss Finance Institute. Before joining the University of Bern, he was visiting researcher at Duke University and faculty member at HEC Paris and the University of Geneva. His research has been published in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Jeroen van der Vaart

University of Groningen, the Netherlands

As from September 2020 I will start with my Ph.D. trajctory at the University of Groningen. My current research focuses on the economics of aging and social insurances. In a first project, I study inequalities in health and mortality of the elderly. As an extension, I currently develop a dynamic structural model to quantify the welfare implications of integrated social insurances. In a last line of research, I study the importance of survivor benefits to prevent poverty after widowhood.

Raun Van Ooijen

University of Groningen

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. My research focuses on health-related risks over the life cycle, with an emphasis on work disability and long-term care. I am particularly interested in the value of social insurance programs to mitigate these risks, and its effects on socioeconomic inequalities. My research interests are Health Economics, Social Insurance Programs and Retirement, Economics of Ageing, Saving and Consumption Behavior, Applied Microeconometrics.