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Dr. E. (Esther) Eiling

Associate Professor of Finance
Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Sectie Finance
Fotograaf: Ineke Oostveen

  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
  • Kamernummer: M3.16
  • Postbus 15953
    1001 NL Amsterdam
  • Profile


    Esther Eiling is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on asset pricing, labor and finance and international finance and has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Review of Finance and the Journal of International Money and Finance. She is a member of the Macro Finance Society, the Labor and Finance Group and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group at the Becker Friedman Institute. Esther Eiling was a member of the Academic Advisory Board of PGGM from December 2020 to June 2023. Between 2018 and 2021, she served a three-year term as the Head of the Finance Group at the University of Amsterdam. Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, Esther Eiling was a faculty member at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. Eiling received a PhD in Finance from Tilburg University.


    Oct 2015 – present: Associate Professor of Finance, University of Amsterdam

    Feb 2014 – Sep 2015: Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Amsterdam

    Jul 2007 – Jun 2015: Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Toronto 


    Asset Pricing, Labor and Finance, Human Capital, International Finance, Currency Risk


    2013 – 2017: Insight Grant; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada                   

    2011 – 2015: Standard Research Grant; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 

    2008: Best Paper Award (Business Valuation Research), Northern Finance Association      

    2007: Best Paper Award (Capital Market Research), Northern Finance Association         

  • Research in progress



    • Sectoral Labor Reallocation and Return Predictability, E. Eiling, R. Kan (University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) and A. Sharifkhani (Northeastern University) SSRN link
    • Medium-Run Labor Income Risk, E. Eiling, F. de Jong (Tilburg University), R. Laeven (University of Amsterdam) and R. Sperna Weiland (Rabobank and University of Amsterdam) SSRN link 


    • Homeowners’ Risk Premia: Evidence from Zip Code Housing Returns, E. Eiling, E. Giambona (Syracuse University), R. Lopez Aliouchkin (Syracuse University), and P. Tuijp (Ortec and University of Amsterdam) SSRN link
    • Aggregate Asset Pricing Implications of Human Capital Mobility in General Equilibrium, A. Donangelo, E. Eiling and M. Palacios (University of Calgary)
    • Currency Risk Hedging: No Free Lunch, F. A. De Roon (Tilburg University), E. Eiling, B. Gerard (Norwegian School of Managament BI) and P. Hillion (INSEAD) SSRN link
  • Publicaties




    • Eiling, E., Gerard, B., & de Roon, F. A. (2012). Euro-zone equity returns: country versus industry effects. Review of Finance, 16(3), 755-798. https://doi.org/10.1093/rof/rfq034
    • Eiling, E., Gerard, B., Hillion, P., & de Roon, F. A. (2012). International portfolio diversification: currency, industry and country effects revisited. Journal of International Money and Finance, 31(5), 1249-1278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jimonfin.2012.01.015
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    • PGGM
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