The Finance Group at the University of Amsterdam is one of the top research-oriented finance departments in Europe. It has a large group of academics researching in finance and has a strong international character with researchers from 15 countries.
The Finance Group runs an intense academic seminar series with prominent speakers from top international universities. It also has a very active programme of visitors and international conferences every year, thanks to strong links with the United States, where many staff members have studied or taught previously, and Europe, where the group participates in several top research networks. Recent conferences have been organised jointly with Wharton, London Business School, Harvard, MIT, University of Chicago, and the World Bank. The group enjoys strong support from Dutch and international financial institutions.
Research from the finance group is regularly featured at the top finance conferences: In the last 2 years, our faculty had over 15 presentations at top conferences which typically have acceptance rates well below 15%.