Professor of Behavioral Finance, Tilburg University

Oliver Spalt


Oliver Spalt is a Professor of Behavioral Finance at Tilburg University. 
Before coming to Tilburg, Oliver Spalt has taught at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Mannheim.


His research focuses on the empirical and theoretical analysis of non-standard preferences in the context of financial decision making. Main areas of interest are behavioral finance and executive compensation. His research is regularly presented at major conferences and leading business schools in the U.S. and in Europe. It is published in the most prestigious journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.
Oliver Spalt has received numerous prizes including more than ten Excellent Teacher Awards from Tilburg University. He is included in the 2014 list "Top 40 economists in the Netherlands" published by Economisch Statistische Berichten. His work was featured in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, de Volkskrant, het Financieele Dagblad, and NRC.Next. He is the recipient of a prestigeous VIDI grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).