Joris Kil is a PhD student at the Erasmus School of
Economics (ESE) and affiliated with the Erasmus Research
Insitute of Management (ERIM). His research interests are
real options and behavioral corporate finance, specifically in
relation to acquisitions. In his PhD thesis titled "Acquisitions
Through a Behavioral and Real Options Lens", Joris
combines real options and behavioral theory to explain the
difference between perceived and actual uncertainty on the
managerial level, and discusses the implications for
acquisition decisions. Also, he investigates acquisition
premiums in a real option context, showing higher premiums
are warranted in consolidation strategies.
Next to his research, Joris represents the employees at the
ESE in the school's faculty council (2010-present) and was a
member of the ERIM PhD Council (2010-2012) responsible
for organizing the 2011 PREBEM conference in Rotterdam.