K. Geert Rouwenhorst

Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor of Corporate Finance & Deputy Director of the International Center for Finance

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Geert Rouwenhorst specializes in empirical finance and asset pricing. His research interests include risk and return in international equity markets, commodity investments, and the history of financial innovation. He has held visiting positions at MIT and the IMF. His co-edited book The Origins of Value: the Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets surveys key historical innovations in the field of finance, and was named a book of the year by Barron’s and the Economist.


  • PhD, University of Rochester, 1991
  • MS, University of Rochester, 1988
  • BLaw, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1986
  • MS, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1985


Selected Books

W.N. Goetzmann, C Labio, K.G. Rouwenhorst and T. Young
Yale Press
W. N. Goetzmann and K.G. Rouwenhorst
Oxford University Press, USA

Selected Articles

K.G. Rouwenhorst, G. Bhardwaj, and G. Gorton
Review of Financial Studies
R. G. Frehen, W. N. Goetzmann and K.G. Rouwenhorst
Journal of Financial Economics
G. B. Gorton, F. Hayashi and K.G. Rouwenhorst
Review of Finance
K.G. Rouwenhorst and K. Tang
Annual Review of Financial Economics
R. Frehen, K.G. Rouwenhorst and W. N. Goetzmann
Housing and Mortgage Markets in Historical Perspective

Selected Working Papers

Facts and fantasies about commodity futures ten years later
G. Bhardwaj, G. Gorton & K.G. Rouwenhorst
The role of hedgers and speculators in liquidity provision to commodity futures markets
W. Kang, K. G. Rouwenhorst and K. Tang
Geetesh Bhardwaj, Gary Gorton, K. Geert Rouwenhorst


Posts by K. Geert Rouwenhorst


Roger F. Murray Prize
Q-Group Grant on Commodity Research
Award for Outstanding Research
International Investment Forum
Frederick Frank Grant for research with an international focus


Emerging Markets Review
Editorial Board
European Financial Management
Editorial Board
Financial Economics Network: European Finance
Editorial Board
Journal of Asset Management
Editorial Board
Journal of Commodity Markets
Editorial Board