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Servaas van Bilsen


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Research Assistant prof. dr. Th. Nijman and prof. dr. A.L. Bovenberg, Netspar, Tilburg, 2009 - 2011.

Student Assistant in mathematics (e.g. Proofs and Techniques, Analyse 3 and Advanced Linear Algebra) and statistics (e.g. statistiek 1, statistiek 2 and statistiek voor HBO), 2007 - 2011.


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Research interests

Pension System Design, Risk Management / Risk Modeling, Financial Econometrics, Optimal Lifetime Consumption and Portfolio Choice

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 2 Discussion paper
  • 2 Working paper
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Consumption and portfolio choice under loss aversion and endogenous updating of the reference level

van Bilsen, S., Laeven, R. J. A. & Nijman, T., May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Management Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Loss aversion
Portfolio choice

How costly is it to ignore interest rate risk management in your 401(k) plan?

van Bilsen, S., Boelaars, I., Bovenberg, L. & Mehlkopf, R., Feb 2018, Tilburg: NETSPAR, 26 p. (Netspar Discussion Paper; vol. 02/2018-003).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Open Access
Interest rate risk
Risk management
Pension plans
Life cycle

Valuation and Hedging of Variable Annuities in Pension Schemes

Bovenberg, A. L., van Bilsen, S. & Laeven, R. J. A., 2018, (In preparation) Tilburg: Tilburg University, 55 p.

Research output: Working paperOther research output

Nominal interest rate
Variable annuities
Pension scheme

Personal Pensions with Risk Sharing: Various Approaches

van Bilsen, S. & Bovenberg, L., Dec 2016, Tilburg: NETSPAR, 31 p. (Netspar Industry Paper; vol. DP 12/2016-038).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Open Access
Risk sharing
Retirement income
Interest rates
Open Access
Portfolio choice
Financial shocks
Loss aversion
Optimal portfolio
Variable annuities