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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.

List of publications

Koudijs, P.A.E. and Salisbury, L. (2020). Limited liability and investment: Evidence from changes in marital property laws in the US South, 1840–1850 Journal of Financial Economics, 138(1):1--26.

Golez, B. and Koudijs, P. (2018). Four centuries of return predictability Journal of Financial Economics, 127(2):248--263.

Koudijs, P. and Voth, H.J. (2016). Leverage and beliefs: Personal experience and risk-taking in margin lending American Economic Review, 106(11):3367--3400.

Koudijs, P. (2015). Those who know most: Insider trading in eighteenth-century Amsterdam Journal of Political Economy, 123(6):1356--1409.