Dr Cara Vansteenkiste

Dr Cara Vansteenkiste

Senior Lecturer
  • PhD in Finance, Tilburg University, 2018.
  • MRes in Finance, Tilburg University, 2014.
  • MSc in Business Economics, University of Leuven, 2013.
Business School
School of Banking and Finance

I obtained my PhD in Finance at Tilburg University in 2018 and have attended Harvard University as a visiting researcher at the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business. My knowledge covers a variety of areas in finance, economics, and international business.

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  • UNSW Business School SRG (2019): $10,000.
  • ARC DECRA Grant (2022): $366,666

  • Best PhD Student Paper at the 5th ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control
  • Best Paper in Corporate Finance at the 4th Indonesian FMA International Conference
  • Tilburg CentER Graduate School Koopmans Scholarship
  • KU Leuven AFI Thesis Award for Best Thesis in Finance

My research area is corporate social responsibility and the market for corporate control, focusing on how and why corporate philanthropy exists, and the role of cross-country governance standards, employment policies, and information asymmetries in mergers and acquisitions (M&As). My work has been published in top journals in finance and international business, including the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Corporate Finance.