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Tjeerd Boonman, Ph.D., M.S., B.S.

Specialist Professor

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Ph.D., University of Groningen

B.S., M.S., University of Amsterdam

Pozycki Hall 104

Tjeerd Boonman has experience in finance and economics as a practitioner in both the private and public sector, and as an academic.

After graduating B.S. and M.S. in Econometrics in the University of Amsterdam, he worked in the mid-1990s for the Dutch financial group ING, first as an econometrician in the international banking division, and later as a portfolio manager in the investment management division. In this period he obtained the EFFAS diploma, the European equivalent of the C.F.A.

From 1999 to 2019 he resided in Mexico, where he combined his work as a professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey with consultancy work for SME’s in the region of Guadalajara. He specialized in valuation of companies, capital budgeting decisions and risk management. He was also a member of the risk committee of a Mexican financial intermediary, and published several business cases and papers in research journals. In this period he had multiple visiting professor and research positions, in Fudan University and Zhejiang University in China, and the University of San Diego.

From 2016 to 2019 Tjeerd worked in Banco de Mexico, the central bank from Mexico, in the Financial Stability division. He combined policy-related activities with applied research. Policy-related activities included the preparation of talking points and presentations for high-ranked bank officials, as well as participation in special topics in the semi-annual Financial Stability reports. His research was focused on the development of early warning systems for currency crises and fiscal stress, modeling contagion and the use of real-time data.

He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Groningen (Netherlands) in finance, with the dissertation on sovereign debt defaults and currency crises in Latin America. Tjeerd is married to Lauris, and they have three children.