Kevin Van Mencxel (°1994) graduated with distinction from KU Leuven in 2016 with a MSc. in Business Administration and with great distinction from the Antwerp Management School with an MSc. in Finance in 2017. His PhD has been funded by the Research Foundation Flanders. During his PhD, he has been a visiting scholar at leading finance and financial history departments at Queen’s University Belfast and Tilburg University. His research has been present at several renowned conferences and universities. In 2016-2022, he acted as a TA for several courses in the domain of financial economics.