PhD in Business Economics (Accounting): "Determinants and consequences of director opportunistic insider trading.", 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, Audit and Tax as a Lecturer in April 2020. He completed his PhD at KU Leuven in Belgium and also holds a bachelors and master’s degree from KU Leuven.
Sanders focusses on corporate governance, with a specific interest in the complex relations between company directors and the role of director behaviour in the firm information environment. His expertise lies in evaluation and quantifying determinants and consequences of individual behaviour in corporate boards. His interest is in assessing fairness in the firm information environment and in the treatment of different members of the board of directors. Sander studies insider trading using it as a measure of director diligence and ethics. His work has been published in Journal of Business Ethics, Auditing: a Journal of Theory and Practice, Decision Support Systems, and Accounting Research Journal.
2022: AFAANZ Research grant for “What about the directors? Does being different influence a director opportunities in the board?” ($6,800)
2017: Limperg International Scholarship program grant supporting a research visit to Northeastern University (€ 6.460; maximum 5 scholarships awarded every year.)
2015: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) PhD project funding for 4 years: "Board Insider Trading: an Investigation of Individual Director Characteristics, Board Social Connections and Consequences for Board Performance."
2021: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Best Paper Award in the Corporate Governance stream for "What About the Directors? Does Being Different Influence a Directors' Opportunities in the Board?"
2021: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Outstanding Reviewer Award for the 2021 Annual Conference
2017: International Accounting and Finance Doctoral Symposium Best Potential Paper Award for “Limiting Director Opportunistic Insider Trading Through Compensation.”
2016: International Accounting and Finance Doctoral Symposium Prof Michael McKenzie Best Paper Award for “Do companies care about insider trading behavior? Evidence from director turnover.”
The Relation Between Opportunistic Insider Trading, Equity Compensation And Social Capital. (Together with Liesbeth Bruynseels and Ann Gaeremynck)
The Association Between Audit Committee Opportunistic Insider Trading and Financial Reporting Quality.
What About the Directors? Does Being Different Influence a Directors' Opportunities in the Board? (Together with Mathijs Van Peteghem and Dieter Smeulders)
ACCT 3563 Issues in Financial Reporting and Analysis
ACCT 2542 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis