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Curriculum Vitae

Marta Szymanowska is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and the Associate Professor of the Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity”. Her research interests focus on asset pricing and philosophy of finance. She is interested in understanding the nature of macroeconomic risks, the relation between financial markets and the real economy with a particular focus on the global commodity markets, and the role of finance in fostering inclusive prosperity. Marta's work has been presented at major academic conferences (the Western Finance (WFA), American Finance (AFA), or European Finance (EFA) Association meetings), published in leading academic journals (Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science) and presented in numerous international research institutes (The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)). Marta holds PhD degree in Finance from Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Research interests: asset pricing, financial markets and the real economy, the cross- sectional and time-series predictability of returns, (commodity) futures markets

Publications

Academic (6)
  • Vergara Fernandez, M., Heilmann, C., & Szymanowska, M. (2023). Contextualist model evaluation: models in financial economics and index funds. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13194-022-00506-5

  • Vergara Fernandez, M., Heilmann, C., & Szymanowska, M. (2023). Describing model relations: The case of the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) family in financial economics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 97, 91-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2022.12.002

  • Boons, MF., Duarte, F., de Roon, F., & Szymanowska, M. (2020). Time-Varying Inflation Risk and Stock Returns. Journal of Financial Economics, 136(2), 444-470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2019.09.012

  • Szymanowska, M., de Roon, FA., Nijman, T., & van den Goorbergh, R. (2014). An Anatomy of Commodity Futures Risk Premia. The Journal of Finance, 69(1), 453-482. https://doi.org/10.1111/jofi.12096

  • de Roon, FA., & Szymanowska, M. (2012). Asset Pricing Restrictions on Predictability: Frictions Matter. Management Science, 58(10), 1916-1932. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.1120.1522

  • Szymanowska, M., ter Horst, J., & Veld, C. (2009). Reverse convertible bonds analyzed. The Journal of Futures Markets, 29(10), 895-919. https://doi.org/10.1002/fut.20397

External (1)
  • Szymanowska, M. (2006). Essays on Rational Asset Pricing. [Doctoral Thesis, CentER Graduate School, Tilburg University]. CentER Graduate School, Tilburg University.

Award

  • Fellowship - ERIM early career talent programme (2006)

Courses

Alternative Investments: beyond stocks and bonds

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: B3MIN1009
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Finance & Investments Honours Class

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020
  • Code: BMHON1FI

FI master thesis

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: BMMTFI

Past courses

Introduction Week

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMIWFI
  • Level: Master

Alternative investments: beyond stocks and bonds

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2013/2014
  • Code: BKBMIN009
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Asset Pricing

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: TI1718
  • Level: Master

Topics in the Philosophy of Science

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BERMMC001
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Financial modeling

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMME036
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Asset Pricing Theory

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BERMSC066
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Investments

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM01FI
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BMMTFI-A
  • ECTS: 16 Level: Master

Research Skills

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BMRMFI-A
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

Asset pricing theory

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM03ERIM
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Dealing with energy

  • Study year: 2016/2017
  • Code: BKBMIN043
  • ECTS: 15 Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Seminar Asset Pricing 1

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BERMAMC007
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Seminar Asset Pricing 2

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BERMASC032
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Asset pricing theory

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME082
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Finance & Investments honours programme

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMHONFI
  • ECTS: 10 Level: Master

FI master thesis

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMMTFI
  • ECTS: 16

Investments

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM01FI
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master