Rector Herman Van Goethem and Professor Koen Vandenbempt, dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp, are pleased to announce the inaugural lecture and the lecture series by Professor Siem Jan Koopman, laureate of the Belgian Francqui Chair 2019-2020. 

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.

Lecture series

Lecture 1: Macroeconomic forecasting

Lecture 2: Stochastic Volatility Modelling

Lecture 3: Dynamic Factor Models

  • Tuesday, December 15, 13.00h -16.00h 



Look back on the lecture series

with 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.