I am an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Amsterdam. I am also a research affiliate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute, and a member of the Finance Theory Group. My work is at the intersection between corporate finance and applied microeconomics. The main applications of my research focus on optimal financing and compensation policies in settings such as mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, bankruptcy restructuring, and negotiations with rank-and-file employees.
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Financing Bidders in Takeover Contests, Journal of Financial Economics 117(3), 2015, 534-557.
Indirect Costs of Financial Distress and Bankruptcy Law: Evidence From Trade Credit and Sales (with Zacharias Sautner) Review of Finance 22(5), 2018, 1667-1704.
Growth Firms and Relationship Finance: A Capital Structure Perspective (with Roman Inderst), Management Science 65(11), 2019, 5411-5426.
(Non-)Precautionary Cash Hoarding and the Evolution of Growth Firms (with Arnoud Boot), Management Science 65(11), 2019, 5290-5307.
Worker Runs (with Florian Hoffmann), 2022, revise & resubmit at Journal of Finance.
Negotiating Compensation (with Florian Hoffmann), 2022, revise & resubmit at Journal of Finance.
How Financial Markets Create Superstars (with Spyros Terovitis), 2022.
Disclosure, Co-opetition, and Disruptive Investment (with Arnoud Boot), 2022, revise & resubmit at Journal of Accounting Research.
Contract Length and Severance Pay, 2021.
Buying a Seat at the Table: Bankruptcy Law and Distress Investing (with Mike Burkart and Samuel Lee), 2021.
Why Do Institutional Investors Invest Through Intermediaries, 2021.
Non-Standard Errors (with 300+ co-authors), 2021.