Francqui Chair Prof. dr. Siem Jan Koopman

The inaugural lecture by Professor Siem Jan Koopman, laureate of the Francqui Chair 2019-2020, on Thursday 19 March, will be moved to a later date. This measure was taken by the organizers in order not to facilitate the further spread of the coronavirusFor more information, please contact

About Prof. dr. Siem Jan Koopman

Siem Jan Koopman is Professor of Econometrics at the Department of Econometrics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also a research fellow at Tinbergen Institute and a long-term Visiting Professor at CREATES, University of Aarhus. Furthermore, he is a Journal of Applied Econometrics Distinguished Author, and Fellow of the Society of Financial Econometrics (SoFiE).

Prof. dr Siem Jan Koopman's lecture series is embedded in the Faculty of Business and Economics. Read more about Prof. dr. Siem Jan Koopman.


About the Belgian Francqui Chair

Every year, the Francqui Foundation invites Belgian or European scientists to stay with Belgian universities, giving the opportunity to eminent researchers and scholars to teach a series of guest lectures at the host university and to participate in the scientific life of the institution.