Marno Verbeek

Erasmus University, the Netherlands

This is an exciting and ambitious project and I am very happy to be part of it. Bridging the gap between academic research and policymakers is an important ambition, and this initiative has an innovative way to establish this

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Finance and Dean of Research, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM); Academic Director, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Research interest

Empirical finance with a particular focus on mutual funds, hedge funds, asset pricing, investment strategies, survival bias and performance evaluation. Econometrics, with a focus on panel data models

Past positions

Professor of Econometrics, Catholic University of Leuven, 1995–2000


PhD, Tilburg University, 1991

Selected publications

  • “Information content when mutual funds deviate from benchmarks.” Management Science 60:8 (2014): 2038–2053 (with H. Jiang and Y. Wang).

  • “Survival, look-ahead bias and the persistence in hedge fund performance.” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 40 (2005): 493–518 (with G. Baquero and J. R. ter Horst).

  • “Estimating and interpreting models with endogenous treatment effects.” Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 17 (1999): 473–478 (with F. Vella).

  • “Whose wages do unions raise? A dynamic model of unionism and wage rate determination for young men.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 13 (1998): 163–183 (with F. Vella).

  • “Testing for selectivity bias in panel data models.” International Economic Review 33 (1992): 681–703 (with T. E. Nijman).