Art as an Investment from a Historical Perspective

Kim Oosterlinck, Université Libre de Bruxelles

13. Mär 2018


Center for Financial Studies, House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt

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CFS Lecture (jointly organized by the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University, and the Institut für Bank- und Finanzgeschichte e.V.)

The presentation will first highlight the performance of art as a long term investment and briefly discuss elements affecting prices on the art market. It will then show that artworks may become attractive investments in troubled-times and present the performance of the art market during WWII in occupied countries (Belgium, France, The Netherlands).


Kim Oosterlinck
Professor of Finance at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université libre de Bruxelles) and Research Fellow at the CEPR. He holds a Master in Management, a Master in Art History and Archaeology, and a Ph.D. in Economics and Management from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). After a post-doctoral stay at Rutgers University (the State University of New Jersey), he came back at ULB as professor. His main research interests are sovereign bond valuation, financial history and art market investments. Kim Oosterlinck has published in several leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), the Economic journal, the Journal of Economic History, the Journal of Monetary Economics or the Review of Finance. He just published, with Yale University Press, a manuscript on the Repudiation of Russian Sovereign Bonds. He is currently Vice-Rector in charge of Prospective and Finance at the Université libre de Bruxelles.


House of Finance, Goethe University, Campus Westend, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3, D-60323 Frankfurt am Main

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