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    5037 AB Tilburg

    Netherlands

1986 …2018
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Research interests

Professor Sylvester C.W. Eijffinger is Full Professor of Financial Economics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Financial and Monetary Integration, CentER for Economic Research and Department of Economics, Tilburg University and Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, UK and CESifo Research Network, Munich, Germany.

Career

  • Professor of European Financial Integration (part-time) at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (2005-2008)
  • Research Coordinator (Head) of the Macro Research Group and permanent member of the Recruitment Committee for the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, and Finance (since 2003)
  • Jean Monnet Professor of European Financial and Monetary Integration (chair sponsored by the European Commission) at Tilburg University (since 1998)
  • Professor of European Financial Economics at the CentER for Economic Research and the Department of Economics of Tilburg University (since 2000)
  • Chairman of the Educational Programme International Economics and Finance of Tilburg University (1998 - 2003)
  • Professor of Economic Policy (C4) at the Humboldt University of Berlin (1996-2000)
  • Professor of Monetary Economics (part-time) at the Department of European Economic Studies of the College of Europe (1994-2004)
  • Associate Professor of Monetary Economics at the CentER for Economic Research and the Department of Economics of Tilburg University (1991-1998)
  • Assistant Professor of Monetary Economics at the Department of Economics of Tilburg University (1986-1991)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the Free University of Amsterdam (1983-1986)
  • Research Assistant at the Department of Economics of the Free University of Amsterdam (1980-1983)

PhD supervision

Supervision of PhD Theses (Promotor or Co-Promotor)

  • Eric Schaling, Institutions and Monetary Policy: Credibility, Flexibility and Central Bank Independence, CentER, Tilburg University, 4 May 1995 (with Theo C.M.J. van de Klundert)
  • Geert J. Almekinders, Foreign Exchange Intervention: Theory and Evidence, CentER, Tilburg University, 2 October 1995 (with Jacques J. Sijben)
  • Jan J.G. Lemmen, Financial Integration in the European Union: Measurement and Determination, CentER, Tilburg University, 9 December 1996
  • Marco M. Hoeberichts, The Design of Monetary Institutions, CentER, Tilburg University, 11 December 1998
  • Abolghassem Jamshidi, The Financial System and Monetary Policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tilburg University (Iran Project supervised by the Rector), 29 September 2000
  • Willem H. Verhagen, Inflation Targeting and Interest Rate Policy, CentER, Tilburg University, 20 June 2001
  • Wolf B. Wagner, Risk Sharing under Incentive Constraints, CentER, Tilburg University, 14 June 2002
  • Benedikt V.G. Goderis, Financial Crises and Monetary Policy, CentER, Tilburg University, 25 November 2005
  • Mewael F. Tesfaselassie, Communication, Learning and Optimal Monetary Policy, CentER, Tilburg University, 16 December 2005 (with Eric Schaling)
  • Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo, Transmission of Shocks across Global Financial Markets: The Role of Contagion and Investors' Risk Appetite, CentER, Tilburg University, 9 May 2008
  • Carin A.B. van der Cruijsen, The Economic Impact of Central Bank Transparency, CentER, Tilburg University, 14 November 2008

Honorary Doctorate (Honorary Promotor)

  • A.H.E.M. (Nout) Wellink, President of De Nederlandsche Bank and Member ofthe Governing Council of the European Central Bank, Honorary Doctorate on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University, 12 June 2008

External positions

(Stichting Cultuurcentra Oisterwijk Moergestel (COM))

1 Sep 2015 → …

(Stichting Natuurpark De Efteling)

1 Jun 2013 → …

(Erasmus Universiteit)

1 Apr 2005 → …

(Externe Beleggingscommissie Interpolis)

28 Jul 2004 → …

(Colomnist Econom. GPD Dagbladen)

1 Jan 2003 → …

Keywords

  • Euro
  • Stock Exchange
  • International Financial Markets
  • Exchange Rate
  • Financial Economics
  • Central Banks
  • Monetary Economics
  • Ecb

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Research Output 1986 2018

Central bank independence before and after the crisis

de Haan, J., Bodea, C., Hicks, R. & Eijffinger, S., Jun 2018, In : Comparative Economic Studies. 60, 2, p. 183-202

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Central bank independence
Financial crisis
Central bank
Turnover
Unconventional monetary policy

Essays on nominal rigidities: Identification, macrodynamic consequences and policy implications

Grajales Olarte, A., 2018, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 153 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
File
Wages
Nominal rigidities
Wage flexibility
Policy implications
Wage rigidity

Financial repression and high public debt in Europe

van Riet, A., 2018, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 299 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
File
Financial repression
Public debt
Euro area
Fiscal
Government

Hawks and Doves: Deeds and Words

Eijffinger, S. & Masciandaro, D., Feb 2018, London: CEPR. 162 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingProfessional

Heterogeneity in wage setting behavior in a New-Keynesian Model

Eijffinger, S., Grajales Olarte, A. & Uras, B., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

New Keynesian model
Wage setting
Wage rigidity
Wages
DSGE models

Activities 1997 2007

  • 20 Invited talk
  • 7 Examination
  • 4 Participation in workshop, seminar, course etc.
  • 2 Editorial activity

European Journal of Political Economy (Journal)

S.C.W. Eijffinger (Guest editor)
2007

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Conference: NBER Summer Institute 1998

S.C.W. Eijffinger (Participant)
14 Jul 1998

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

Member Promotion Committee - student Diplom Ökonom I. Nkante-Nabeta

S.C.W. Eijffinger (Examiner)
15 Jan 1998

Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

Member Promotion Committee - Student F. Amtenbrink

S.C.W. Eijffinger (Examiner)
1 Jan 1998

Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

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S.C.W. Eijffinger (Participant)
9 Jun 1998

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

Projects 1998 2013

Essays in central banking

Raes, L., Mahieu, R. J. & Eijffinger, S.

1/09/101/09/13

Project: Research project

Essays on globalization, monetary policy and financial crisis

Qian, Z., Blommestein, H. J. & Eijffinger, S.

1/09/0921/09/12

Project: Research project

The indicators of financial crises

Karatas, B. & Eijffinger, S.

1/09/091/09/12

Project: Research project

Bank risk, bailouts and ambiguity

Nijskens, R. & Eijffinger, S.

1/09/0921/12/12

Project: Research project

Essays on institutional change to a monetary union

Korpos, A., Cukierman, A. & Eijffinger, S.

1/08/011/08/05

Project: Research project

Prizes / Recognition

Finance
Citations
Banking
Excellence