Arnoud Boot

Arnoud Boot is professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He is chairman of the Bank Council of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and chairman of the European Finance Association (EFA). He is also a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. 

Prior to his current positions, he was chairman of the Royal Netherlands Economics Association (2006-2014), member of the Inaugural European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), (2011-2015), and a faculty member at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. During 2000-2001 he was a partner in the Finance and Strategy Practice at McKinsey & Co.

In addition to his academic activities, professor Boot advises extensively on ownership structure issues, particularly related to the public/private domain. He is frequently involved in legal cases (expert opinions), and is consultant to several financial institutions and corporations. His consultancy activities concern the regulation and strategic positioning of financial institutions, corporate finance, governance and anti-trust issues. For these activities, he has also established the Amsterdam Center for Corporate Finance, a ”think tank” designed to improve the interaction between academia and practice. He is a non-executive director and advisor of several corporations. 

Arnoud Boot held visiting appointments at various universities. He was Bertil Danielsson Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, Olin Fellow at Cornell University in the U.S., and is also conferred a honorary visiting professorship at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He has taught in a number of MBA programs and executive education programs. His research focuses on corporate finance and financial institutions. He has written on the regulation of financial institutions, the design of securities, corporate governance, capital structure, corporate divestitures and take-overs and rescheduling of sovereign debt. His publications have appeared in major academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Economic Journal and the International Economic Review.  


Biography in english

Biography in dutch

Positions and associations


Prof. Arnoud Boot at AUV Lecture 2010
Photo: Monique Kooijmans


► De Magie van Wetenschap: Roepende in de Woestijn 

(TV Documentary and portrait of Arnoud Boot (HUMAN 2010) in Dutch)


Laudatio Arnoud Boot at Award Ceremony Pierson Penning

(By D.M.N. van Wensveen (2011) in Dutch)