Sander De Groote
School of Accounting – PhD, KU Leuven, Belgium | Master of Business Economics (Msc), KU Leuven, Belgium | Bachelor of Business Economics (Bsc), KU Leuven, Belgium
Sander joined the School of Accounting as a Lecturer in April 2020. He completed his PhD at KU Leuven in Belgium, with substantial time spent at Northeastern University in the United States and Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He also holds a bachelors and master’s degree from KU Leuven.
Sanders’ research focusses on corporate governance, with a specific interest on the role of director behaviour in the firm information environment. Sander studies insider trading using it as a measure of director diligence and ethics. He is interested in assessing fairness in the firm information environment and in the treatment of different members of the board of directors. His work on predicting firms’ tax avoidance behaviour has been published in Decision support systems.