Prof. Daniel Metzger

Daniel Metzger

Full Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


My research interests are at the confluence of labor economics and corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. I am also interested in organizational economics and contract theory as they relate to corporate finance.

Keywords: Human capital, Allocation of talent, CEOs, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Shareholder activism, Incentives

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Professional experience

Full Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Finance


Scholarly Publications (6)

  • L. Bach & D. Metzger (2019). How close are close Shareholder Votes? The Review of Financial Studies, Accepted . doi: 10.1093/rfs/hhy126
  • A. Caggese, V. Cunat & D. Metzger (2019). Firing the Wrong Workers: Financing Constraints and Labor Misallocation. Journal of Financial Economics, Accepted .
  • M. Giannetti & D. Metzger (2015). Compensation and Competition for Talent: Evidence from the Financial Industry. Finance Research Letters .
  • A. Betzer, J. Gider, D. Metzger & E. Theissen (2015). Stealth Trading and Trade Reporting by Corporate Insiders. Review of Finance .
  • C. Custodio & D. Metzger (2014). Financial expert CEOs: CEO’s work experience and firm’s financial policies. Journal of Financial Economics .
  • C. Custodio & D. Metzger (2013). How do CEOs matter? The Effect of Industry Expertise on Acquisition Returns. The Review of Financial Studies .

Past courses

Corporate finance

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BM02FI
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Finance & Investments Honours Programme

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BMHON1FI
  • ECTS: 10 Level: Master