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Research interests

Oliver Spalt is a Professor of Behavioral Finance at Tilburg University. His research focuses on the empirical and theoretical analysis of non-standard preferences in the context of financial decision making. Main areas of interest are behavioral finance and executive compensation. His research is regularly presented at major conferences and leading business schools in the U.S. and in Europe. It is published in the most prestigious journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.

Oliver Spalt has received numerous prizes including more than ten Excellent Teacher Awards from Tilburg University. He has been included in the "Top 40 economists in the Netherlands" published by Economisch Statistische Berichten since 2014. His work was featured in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, de Volkskrant, het Financieele Dagblad, and NRC.Next. He is the recipient of a prestigeous VIDI grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Before coming to Tilburg, Oliver Spalt has taught at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Mannheim.

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Research Output 2010 2018

Essays on corporate governance and the impact of regulation on financial markets

Rizzo, E., 2018, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 162 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
Corporate governance
Financial markets
Asset prices
Team diversity
Top management teams

Acquisitions as lotteries? The selection of target-firm risk and its impact on merger outcomes

Schneider, C. A. R. & Spalt, O., 2017, In : Critical Finance Review. 6, 1, p. 77-132

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Firm risk
Chief executive officer
Idiosyncratic volatility

Cumulative Prospect Theory, Option Returns, and the Variance Premium

Baele, L., Driessen, J., Ebert, S., Londono Yarce, J. M. & Spalt, O., May 2017, SSRN, 74 p.

Research output: Working paperOther research output

Open Access
Cumulative prospect theory
Probability weighting
Index options
Equity returns

Distracted shareholders and corporate actions

Kempf, E., Manconi, A. & Spalt, O., May 2017, In : The Review of Financial Studies. 30, 5, p. 1660-1695

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Chief executive officer
Institutional shareholders
Exogenous shocks

Essays in financial intermediation and political economy

Luo, M., 2017, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 134 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
Financial intermediation
Political economy
Mutual funds

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Editorial activity

Journal of Banking and Finance (Journal)

Oliver Spalt (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific