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Risk and Macro Finance is the acclaimed research focal area of the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Economics and Business.

Event 2023

24 November: Symposium 'ESG-risico’s, financiële stabiliteit en de rol van de verzekeringssector' (in Dutch).


Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam has defined Risk and Macro Finance as a key research theme (“research focal area”), seen as a convergence and integration of methodologies to develop a more insightful view of recessions, financial crises and systemic risk. Such cross-disciplinary research is much-needed to adequately respond to some of the most fundamental economic problems of our times: (i) endogenous risk creation and interconnectedness of financial markets and institutions; (ii) the relation between government finances and the financial sector; (iii) the financing of long term guarantees in insurance and pensions; and (iv) the regulation of the broader financial sector. The initiative is the first of its kind in Europe. It pursues top-quality academic research, but also aims at facilitating policy and practice. The initiative is broadly supported by the Amsterdam Business School and the Amsterdam School of Economics.


  • Prof. Roger J. A. Laeven
  • Prof. Enrico C. Perotti
  • Prof. Sweder J. G. van Wijnbergen

Selected Publications 

Working Paper Series

Selected Policy Articles

Contact ACRM

For further information, please contact: Prof. Roger J. A. Laeven