Jacco Thijssen

Jacco Thijssen


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PhD projects

applications of optimal stopping theory in economics and finance (e.g. "real options" theory), dynamic models in (micro-) economics and finance.

Personal profile


Jacco Thijssen holds a Chair in Finance in the York Management School at the University of York. After obtaining and MSc and PhD in mathematical economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, he held a Lectureship in Economics at Trinity College, Dublin from 2003 until 2010. During 2007 he was affiliated to the University of York's department of Mathematics as a lecturer in Mathematical Finance. From 2010 to 2014 he was a Reader in the Department of Economics and Related Studies at York

Research interests

My research interests are mainly in the applications of dynamic, stochastic, and game theoretic methods to areas in (micro-) economics and (corporate) finance. For example, I have published papers on investment under uncertainty, mergers and acquisitions, and preemption and attrition in dynamic markets. I also have an interest in developing models in which the indefinite future can explicitly be taken into account. 

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