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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 Works



Working Papers


  • Roger F. Murray Prize
  • Q-Group Grant on Commodity Research
  • Award for Outstanding Research, International Investment Forum, 1997
  • Frederick Frank Grant for research with an international focus