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 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.
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.” With Liesbeth Bruynseels and Ann Gaeremynck
Are all directors created equal? Evidence from director replacement following opportunistic insider trading. (Together with Liesbeth Bruynseels and Ann Gaeremynck)
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.
Black Sheep Directors (Together with Mathijs Van Peteghem)
A quiet life or internal rent extraction? What do CEO’s do following the death of independent directors? (Together with Mathijs Van Peteghem)
Measuring Firm Culture (Together with Dieter Smeulders)