Arnoud Boot is professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
Arnoud Boot is professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He is chairman of the European Finance Association (EFA) and research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. Professor Boot is also a member of the Financial Economists Roundtable. From 2011 through 2015 he served on the Inaugural Advisory Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). Earlier he was on the faculty of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, and during 2000-2001 he was a partner in the Finance and Strategy Practice at McKinsey & Co.
Currently he serves as council member of the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). Previously he was chairman of the Bank Council of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and crown member of the Social Economic Council (SER). 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. Hisresearch 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, Management Science, Journal of Financial Intermediation and the Economic Journal.