Commentaries & policy papers



Private Equity in the Netherlands: Value Creation, Redistribution and Excesses (with J.E. Ligterink & J.K. Martin), Translation of Core Messages of the Report, (prepared for the parliament, 11 February 2017), 15 November 2017.
Better to Invest in Academic Excellence Than to Give Protection To Dutch Companies, Eureka!, Research Newsletter Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam, 18 June 2017.
Banking Needs Entrepeneurship, but How Can Regulators Feel Comfortable?, International Banker, Spring 2017, pp. 36-39.
Corporate Tax Reform (with C. Spatt and D. Logue), Statement of the Financial Economists Roundtable (FER), Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 29 (3), 2017, pp. 17-21.
Private equity in Nederland: een stakeholder-perspectief, (with J.E. Ligterink, J.K. Martin, K. Cools & L. Phalippou), report for the parliament, 11 February 2017.
Samenleving en financiële sector in evenwicht, WRR Report 96 (lead author). The Hague: Scientific Council for Government Policy, 2016. ISBN 978 94 9018 634 0.
Understanding the Future of Banking: Scale & Scope Economies, and Fintech, in The Future of Large Internationally Active Banks, (A. Demirgüç-Kunt, D.D. Evanoff & G. Kaufmann, eds.). World Scientific Studies in International Economics: Volume 55, November 2016, pp. 429-448.
Governance in pensioenstelsel (with C. Cools), in Pensioen 2020, (C. van Ewijk, M. Heemskerk, R. Maatman and Th. Nijman, eds.). Volume 91 out of the Series Onderneming en Recht, Deventer: Wolters Kluwer, 24 March 2016, pp. 203-232.
The Risks of Trading by Banks, (with L. Ratnovski). In Post-Crisis Banking Regulation. Evolution of economic thinking as it happened on Vox (J. Danielson (Ed.). London: Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Press, 2015, pp. 35-40.
Governance van accountantsorganisaties, (with Ph. Wallage), Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie (MAB), March 2015, pp. 92-101.
De politieke speelruimte voor de euro, (with A. van Riel), Economische Statistische Berichten, (99/4699-4700), 18 December 2014, pp. 742-745.
Governance en het pensioenstelsel, (with K. Cools), in Toekomst voor aanvullende pensioenen, (L. Bovenberg, C. van Ewijk and Th. Nijman, eds.), Preadviezen van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde 2014, pp. 73-96.
Financial Sector in Flux, The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol 46 (1), February 2014, pp. 129-135.
Banking without Foundation: Observations from the Dutch Discussion, (with S.J.G. van Wijnbergen), in Towards a Better Understanding of The Capitalization of Banks, Anat R. Admati (2014), Topics in Corporate Finance 23, pp. 73-79. Initially published in Economische Statistische Berichten, 13 December 2013, pp. 742-745.
Financial services: Strategic Positioning and Competitive Issues, (with M. Marinc), in The International Handbook of Competition, (M. Neumann and J. Weigand, eds.) - Second Edition, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013, pp. 127-168.
The risk of trading by banks, with Lev Ratnovski, "www.voxeu.org", 8 October 2012.
Financial Innovations, Marketability and Stability in Banking, (with M. Marinc) in Handbook on Banking and Governance, (J. Barth, Ch. Lin and C. Wihlborg, eds.), 2012, pp. 395-411.
Universiteit en onderzoek: dilemma’s en integriteitsvraagstukken, (with J. van de Ven), Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie (MAB), July-August 2012, pp. 264-271.
Financiële Sector in Crisis (with M.A. Dijkstra), in De economische toekomst van Nederland, (J.H. Garretsen, R.M. Jong-A-Pin and E. Sterken, eds.), Preadviezen van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde 2011, Sdu Uitgevers, Den Haag, 9 December 2011, pp. 101-141.
Destabilising market forces and the structure of banks going forward, in The Future of Banking, (Th. Beck, ed.), Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, October 2011, pp. 29-34.
Banking at the crossroads: How to deal with marketability and complexity?, Review of Development Finance, 1, October 2011, pp. 176-183.
Sovereign Debt and Banks: Need for a Fundamental View on the Structure of Banking, in Life in the Eurozone With of Without Sovereign Default? (F. Allen, E. Carletti and G. Corsetti, eds.), FIC Press, Philadelphia USA, 2011, pp. 77-82.
Set ECB free, Policy Brief, 8 August, 2011
Healthy Banking System is the Goal, Not Profitable Banks, (with others), Financial Times, 9 November, 2010, p. 10.
Financial Innovation: Economic Growth Versus Instability in Bank-Based versus Financial Market Driven Economies, (with M. Marinc), in Conference publication Banking in light of the global crisis, Acre, 14-15 June 2010.-
Footloose Corporations. Have Financial Markets Destabilized Markets?, Summary and English Translation from De ontwortelde onderneming: ondernemingen overgeleverd aan financiers?, Koninklijke Van Gorcum, 2009.
Stand van zaken Woekerpolissen, De Volkskrant, 5 December 2009.
Crisis management and lender of last resort in the European banking market, (with M. Marinc), in The changing geography of banking and finance, (P. Alessandrini, M. Fratianni and Z. Zazzaro, eds.), 2009, Springer, London, p. 233-250.
Universiteit: van kostenpost tot motor van de economie, ACLE Policy Paper nr. 1, Universiteit van Amsterdam, June 2008.
Implications of foreign ownership for the Netherlands, 31 January 2008.
Supervisory Arrangements, LOLR, and Crisis Management in a Single European Banking Market, in International Financial Instability: Global Banking and National Regulation, (D.D. Evanoff, G. G. Kaufman and J. R. LaBrosse), World Science, 2008, pp. 387-407.
Private equity en activistische aandeelhouders (with C. Cools), in Private Equity en Aandeelhoudersactivisme, (S.C.W. Eijffinger and C.G. Koedijk, eds.), Preadviezen van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde 2007, 2007, pp. 15-57.
Competitiveness Assessment and Key Issues for the Dutch Retail Banking Sector, July 2007.
"Modernisering van het uitvoeringsmodel voor pensioenregelingen en marktwerking", Netspar NEA Paper, May 2007.
Advies Arnoud W.A. Boot inzake modernisering van het uitvoeringsmodel voor pensioenregelingen, maart 2007.
Overheid als aandeelhouder: een economisch perspectief, mei 2006
Imperfecties in de vermogensmarkt en overheidsbeleid (with A. Schmeitz), in Innovatie in Nederland. De markt draalt en de overheid faalt, (B. Jacobs en J.J.M. Theeuwes, eds.), Preadviezen van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde 2004, 2004, pp. 95-131.
Financial Services: Consolidation and Strategic Positioning, in The International Handbook of Competition, M. Neumann and J. Weigand), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004, pp. 133-172.-
Ondernemingspensioenfondsen en sponsorrisico’s, oktober 2004.
Monitoring by and of Banks: Discussion, in Credit, Intermediation, and the Macroeconomy, (A.W.A. Boot, S. Bhattacharya and A.V. Thakor), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 122-131.
"Restructuring in the Banking Industry with Implications for Europe", EIB conference, Luxemburg, February 2003.
Consolidation and Strategic Positioning in Banking with Implications for Europe, Papers on Financial Services, Brookings-Wharton, Washington, 2003.
Onderneming en financiële markt (with A. Schmeitz), in Herpositionering van ondernemingen, (H. Schenk, ed.), Preadviezen van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde 2001, 2001, pp. 31-63.
Financiële markten en concurrentie, in De EMU in breed perspectief, (H. de Jager, ed.), Preadviezen van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde 1997, 1997, pp. 131-169.
Heilige huisjes II, Economische Statistische Berichten (82), February, 1997, pp. 372-373.
The Implementation of Universal Banking: Recommendations for Industry and Regulatory Structures, "Banking Competition and Risk Management", Quaderni di Richerche, (G. Chiesa, ed.), 1997. Also in Institutions Governing Financial Markets, (S. Gangopadhyay, ed.).-
Heilige huisjes I, Economische Statistische Berichten, (82), January 1997, p. 63.
Commentaar A.W.A. Boot op Troonrede/Miljoenennota 1996, 17 September 1996.
"Public Intervention in Capital Markets; the Case of the Netherlands", Public Credit in Developed Economies, Institut Catalan de Finances, Sitges, Spain, 1996.
Uw pensioen: een zeepbel?, Economische Statistische Berichten, 31 July 1996.
The Future of Banking, (with S.I. Greenbaum), Business Week Executive Brief, vol. 8, 1995, pp.1-4.
Koopsommen en premie-stortingen een goudmijn: maar voor wie? Report University of Amsterdam, November 1995.
Onderzoek over Woekerpolissen, Arnoud W. A. Boot, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 1995.
Deregulation of American Financial Markets, (with S.I. Greenbaum), New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance, Mac Millan Press Ltd., London, 1992, pp. 635-637.
American Banking Legislation, Recent, (with S.I. Greenbaum), New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance, Mac Millan Press Ltd., London, 1992, pp. 35-37.
Modified 'Narrow Bank' is Best Reform Plan, (with S.I. Greenbaum), American Banker, 23 August, 1991.-
Deposit Insurance Reform, (with S.I. Greenbaum), Monograph, Banking Research Center, 1991.-