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Research interests

Anja De Waegenaere is a full professor of Actuarial Science and Accounting. Her current research focuses on two distinct areas: consequences of ageing for social security and pension providers, and economic analysis of accounting. She currently has research projects on: longevity risk in pension and insurance liabilities, optimal redistribution of risk, effects of (tax) accounting on real investment decisions, tax induced behavior of multinational corporations, and managerial compensation. 


  • 1/10/88 - 14/8/93: Research Assistant at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences of the University of Antwerp (U.I.A.).
  • 15/8/93 - 31/1/96: Assistant Professor at the Department of Econometrics at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
  • 1/2/96 - 1/3/02: Assistant Professor at the Research Group Accounting and the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, Tilburg University.
  • 1/3/02 - 1/10/08: Associate Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research and the Department of Accountancy, Tilburg University.
  • 1/10/08 - : Full Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research and the Department of Accountancy, Tilburg University.


Other teaching experience

  • Accounting: Principles of Management Accounting, Accounting and financial information systems, Research topics in financial accounting (post-doctoral).
  • Actuarial Sciences: Risk Theory, Life Insurance and Pension Funds, Issues in Finance and Insurance.
  • Econometrics and Operations research: Introductory operations research, Network optimization, Stochastic optimization, Statistics and probability theory.
  • Responsible for the development of actuarial courses.
  • Elected as The Best Teacher of the Department of Econometrics during the academic year 1996-1997.

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Ph.D. supervision

  • 2019-2023: Junhee An
  • 2019-2023: Lieke Beekers
  • 2017-2020: Pintao Lyu
  • 2013-2017: Lei Shu (Ph.D. 30/01/2017)
  • 2012-2015: Hong Li (Ph.D. 06/2015)
  • 2010-2014: Ying Yang (Ph.D. 09/2014)
  • 2010-2014: Tim Boonen (Ph.D 15/01/2014)
  • 2008-2011: Lisanne Sanders (Ph.D. 21/10/2011)
  • 2007-2011: Ralph Stevens (Ph.D. 11/02/2011)
  • 2006-2010: Gerwald van Gulick (Ph.D. 25/06/2010)
  • 2002-2007: Norbert Hari (Ph.D. 12/01/2007)
  • 1997-2002: Michal Matejka (Ph.D. 8/11/2002)
  • 1997-2002: Jacco Wielhouwer (Ph.D. 14/06/2002)
  • 1996-2000: Ruud Brekelmans (Ph.D. 19/06/2000)

External positions

Member of a committee that advises the minister of Social Affairs on pension policy. (Ministerie SZW)

1 Feb 20191 May 2019


  • Ageing
  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Pensions
  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting


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