Ben Jacobsen is a Professor of Finance at the TIAS Business School.
He has taught all over the world. From students in New Zealand to Bankers in Russia, from academics in Malaysia to Investment Managers in South Africa. His research focuses on forecasting financial markets and behavioural finance. Ben has published over thirty refereed academic journal articles in, among others, the American Economic Review and the Journal of Financial Economics. In over five hundred columns and thirty articles he has discussed insights of academic research for professional and private investors. He has written six books on investments and has been a columnist for different Dutch magazines and newspapers. Ben is an associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and he is on the editorial board of Heliyon a new open access journal of Elsevier.
His research is actively used by hedge funds and mutual funds around the world and given its practical relevance his academic work has been discussed in major international magazines and newspapers such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the New York Times. His work is also regularly quoted on major websites such as Market Watch, Forbes and Barron's.
Ben lives in Portugal and has worked previously at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Massey University in New Zealand, the University of Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Ben holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Amsterdam (1997).
“Time-varying Rare Disaster Risk and Stock Returns” (with Henk Berkman and John Lee), August 2011, Journal of Financial Economics, 101, 313-332.