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I am Jorgo Goossens, fourth year Ph.D. Candidate at the department of Econometrics & Operations Research at Tilburg University and researcher at APG Asset Management. I hold academic degrees in econometrics, (teaching) mathematics and finance. My expected graduation date is Summer 2022.

My research areas cover behavioral asset pricing, macro finance, experimental economics and household finance. I teach a course in quantitative finance and an executive master course in risk perception at the TIAS Business School. I also supervise graduate and undergraduate theses. 

I was awarded an Industrial Doctorate Grant from the Dutch Research Council NWO for my Ph.D. research, jointly with my supervisors Bas Werker, Marike Knoef, Eduard Ponds and Rob van den Goorbergh.



  • Tilburg University, CentER Graduate School, Ph.D. Candidate in Finance & Econometrics, 2018 – 2022 (expected)   
  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Visiting Ph.D., Fall 2021 (host: Ralph Koijen)   
  • Tilburg University, CentER Graduate School, MSc. with an MPhil. Supplement, Business track Finance, 2017 – 2018 (completed 2-year program in 1 year, with distinction)      
  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Mathematics, MSc., Science, Education and Communication, 2016 – 2017 (completed 2-year program in 1 year, grade 9.0/10.0)
  • Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Economics and Management (Netspar), MSc., Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science, 2015 – 2016 (cum laude)                    
  • Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Economics and Management, BSc., Econometrics and Operations Research, 2012 – 2015


  • 2020 Topicality Grant, Netspar, The Netherlands, Jointly with Marike Knoef, Eduard Ponds, Arno Rield
  • 2019 National Pension Hub Grant, Global Risk Institute, Canada, Jointly with Marike Knoef and Eduard Ponds
  • 2018 NWO Industrial Doctorate Grant with APG Asset Management, The Netherlands (The Hague), Jointly with Bas J.M. Werker, Marike Knoef and Eduard H. M. Ponds

Other activities:

  • 2014-2016: Student-chair and Member Education Committee Bachelors and Masters in Economics, Tilburg University


  • 2018-2022, APG Asset Management: During my PhD project I am sponsored by APG Asset Management (pension investment company), where I work as a researcher at the department of Research & Analytics.



  • TIAS Business School, Risk Perception (Executive Master), 2021 – 2022
  • Graduate, Thesis Supervision (Master), Tilburg University, 2021 – 2022
  • Undergraduate, Thesis Supervision (Bachelor), Tilburg University, 2019 – 2021
  • Undergraduate, Quantitative Finance instructor, Tilburg University, 2018 – 2021

Education/Academic qualification

Mathematics, Doctoral Degree, Tilburg School of Economics and Management


Award Date: 31 Aug 2018

Education, teaching, Master’s Degree, Eindhoven Univ Technol, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven Sch Educ


Award Date: 31 Aug 2017

Mathematics, Master’s Degree, Tilburg School of Economics and Management


Award Date: 31 Aug 2016

Mathematics, Bachelor’s Degree, Tilburg School of Economics and Management


Award Date: 31 Aug 2015

Mathematics, PhD, Tilburg School of Economics and Management

2018 → …

External positions

Researcher at the department Research & Analytics (APG Asset Management)

1 Sep 2018 → …


  • Behavioral Asset Pricing
  • Macro
  • Finance
  • Experimental Economics
  • Household Finance
  • Pensions


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