TI would like to welcome Liping Lu who will be joining TI as a candidate fellow. Lu is an assistant professor at the finance department of the VU University Amsterdam. He holds a PhD (2013) in finance from Tilburg University and master’s degrees in economics from Peking University (2008) and in finance from Tilburg University (2010). Lu published in the Journal of Banking and Finance (2013) and in Economics Letters (2009). Liping worked as a consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from March to June 2013. His research interests include Banking, Corporate Finance, Development, Finance, Growth, Law and Economics, Trade. Lu is a member of TI’s Finance (FIN) research group.

 

TI would also like to welcome Mark van Duijn who will be joining TI as a candidate fellow. Mark is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Spatial Economics at the VU University Amsterdam. He works on a research project funded by NWO named URD-HELP (Urban Regions in the Delta – Higher Educated Location Preferences) and also participates in a research project called ‘Economic valuation of cultural heritage’, funded by Platform 31 and its partners. Mark van Duijn is a TI alumnus and holds a PhD (2013) in economics from the Department of Spatial Economics of the VU University Amsterdam. His PhD thesis is entitled ‘Location choice, cultural heritage and house prices’. Mark published in refereed journals including the Journal of Pension Systems and Finance (2013), Journal of Economic Geography (2013), and Journal of Property Research (2012). His research interests include Applied Econometrics, Economic Geography, Pensions, Regional And Urban Economics, and Spatial Economics. He is a member of TI’s Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STEE) research group.