ACCOUNTING, FINANCE & INSURANCE

ABOUT US

We are the research units in Accounting, Finance and Insurance at KU Leuven. Our staff strives for high quality research and education in audit, (management) accounting, tax, banking, investments and actuarial science.

Mission statement

AFI Seminar Series

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News

   July 9, 2019, "How do laws and institutions affect recovery rates on collateral?" by Hans Degryse, Vasso Loannidou, Jose Maria Liberti and Jason Sturges is accepted for publication in Review of Corporate Finance Studies.
   Robert Knechel will assume the duties of Senior Editor of The Accounting Review on June 1, 2020.
   May 8, 2019. KU Leuven obtains the 9th place in the Business School Actuarial Science Rankings.
   ​September 19, 2019. Corporate Finance Day in Groningen. Call for papers open
   February 21, 2019, "Relationship Lending during a Trust Crisis on the Interbank Market: A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed" by Hans Degryse, Alexei Karas and Koen Schoors is accepted for publication in Economic Letters.
   December 14, 2018, Prof Hans Degryse becomes associate editor of the journal of Financial Stability (JFS).
   ​​​​​​November 30, 2018, 4th Benelux Banking Research day in Leuven.
   ​​​October 10, 2018, Prof Rosanne Vanpée wins best paper award on the ECMI annual conference Sustaining Growth through Innovation in Capital Markets.
   ​​​Virtual Special issue: In Memoriam: Marc Goovaerts in Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics.​​​​​​

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Accounting

Research at the forefront of the scientific community in audit, management accounting, tax and beyond.  
 

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Finance

Research at the forefront of the scientific community in banking and corporate finance.
 

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Insurance

Research at the forefront of the scientific community in actuarial science, insurance analytics and quantitative risk measurement.

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Accounting

Research at the forefront of the scientific community in audit, management accounting, tax and beyond.  

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Finance

Research at the forefront of the scientific community in banking and corporate finance.

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Insurance

Research at the forefront of the scientific community in actuarial science, insurance analytics and quantitative risk measurement. 

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Recent papers

   Cardinaels E., Chen C.X., Yin H. (2018). Leveling the Playing Field: The Selection and Motivation Effects of Tournament Prize Spread Information. The Accounting Review.
   Karagiannis N., Tolikas K. (2017). Tail Risk and the Cross-Section of Mutual Fund Expected Returns. The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
   Huyghebaert N., Wang L. (2017). Value Creation and Value Distribution in Chinese Listed Firms: The Role of Ownership Structure, Board Characteristics, and Control, The European Journal of Finance.

 

A study by Marleen Willekens, Simon Dekeyser and Ines Simac for the European Parliament on audit market concentration and competition following the Audit Reform is now available online.

EVENTS

Upcoming events

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    19/09/2019 13:00 - 19/09/2019 14:00

    AFI seminar by Kartik Anand, Deutsche Bundesbank

    Title: TBA
    Hogenheuvelcollege TBC
    Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven
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    26/09/2019 12:00 - 26/09/2019 13:00

    AFI seminar by Assa Hirbod, University of Liverpool

    Title: "Market consistent valuation without hedging."
    Hogenheuvelcollege TBC
    Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven
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    17/10/2019 13:00 - 17/10/2019 14:00

    AFI Seminar by Peter Hoffmann (ECB)

    Title: TBC

    Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven

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AFI's Key Areas

Research at AFI is grouped in 6 domains.

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Chocolate & Flowers for Jonas Crevecoeur 

"Modeling the number of hidden events subject to observation delay" by Crevecoeur J., Antonio K. and Verbelen R. is accepted for publication in European Journal of Operational Research.

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OTHER FIELDS OF RESEARCH

Interested in other research domains, topics, research groups and research centers at the Faculty of Economics and Business?

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European Actuarial Journal Conference 2018

Leuven hosts the fourth edition of the European Actuarial Journal Conference in Leuven, Belgium, from September 9 to 11, 2018.

 

FWO fellowship for Jonas Crevecoeur

PhD student Jonas Crevecoeur was granted a FWO fellowship for his research project: "Methods for individual claim reserving (MICRO)".

 

Double docotoral degree for Qian Wang and Ze Chen 

On May 22, Qian Wang and Ze Chen obtained a double doctoral degree from Tsinghua University  and KU Leuven.

Qian Wang: Economic impact of air polution. Promotors: Professors Gao Feng (Tsinghua U.) and Jan Dhaene (KU Leuven).

Ze Chen: Three papers on the interplay between actuarial and financial risk. Promotors: Professors B. Chen (Tsinghua U.) and Jan Dhaene (KU Leuven).

 

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News


›   September 6-7, 2018 AFI co-organizes the 1st Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance esearch Day in Accounting.
›   March 27, 2018 Research Day in Accounting
›   KU Leuven & Cass Business School PhD collloquim
   'Zijn we klaar met cash' Prof. Hans Degryse in the campuskrant
   '5 financiele profielen onder de loep'  Prof. Kristien Smedts in B NK Perspectives on banking
   'Nationale Bank ontziet woningkopers' prof. Hans Degryse in De Standaard
   AFI hosts EARNET 2017 in Leuven
   Prof. Marleen Willekens elected vice-dean of research at FEB