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Home | People | Peter Koudijs

Peter Koudijs

Research Fellow

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research field
Economic History, Finance


Peter Koudijs specialises in the history of financial markets. He studies relevant historical cases which yield important lessons for the world of today, using unique natural experiments. Prior to joining Erasmus School of Economics Peter Koudijs was Associate Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he taught History of Financial Crises in the MBA programme. He joined Stanford Graduate School of Business, after obtaining a PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Peter has received various grants and fellowships from the ERC, NWO, Inet, the Economic History Association and different Dutch and Spanish scholarship programs.


Peter A.E. Koudijs, Laura Salisbury, Limited Liability and Investment: Evidence from Changes in Marital Property Laws in the U.S. South, 1840-1850, Journal of Financial Economics. October 2020, Vol. 138, Issue 1, Pages 1–26. doi: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2020.04.003

Peter A.E. Koudijs, Laura Salisbury, Gurpal Sran, For Richer, For Poorer: Banker's Liability and Risk Taking in New England, 1867-1880, forthcoming Journal of Finance. October 2019.

Benjamin Golez, Peter A.E. Koudijs, Four Centuries of Return Predictability, Journal of Financial Economics. February 2018, Vol. 127, Issue 2, Pages 248-263.

Peter A.E. Koudijs, The Boats That Did Not Sail: Asset Price Volatility in a Natural Experiment, Journal of Finance. June 2016, Vol. 71, Issue 3, Pages 1185-1226.

Peter A.E. Koudijs, Hans-Joachim Voth, Leverage and Beliefs: Personal Experience and Risk Taking in Margin Lending, American Economic Review. 2016, Vol. 106, Issue 11, Pages 3367-3400.

Peter A.E. Koudijs, “Those Who Know Most”: Insider Trading in 18th Century Amsterdam, Journal of Political Economy. 2015, Vol. 123, Issue 6, Pages 1356-1409.