Philip Fliers


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    United Kingdom

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Research Statement

Philip Fliers is an economic historian with interests in banking, corporate finance, financial economics and corporate governance. His research mostly addresses issues in Dutch financial and business history in the twentieth century. He studies the evolution of corporate decision making using a combination of financial data and archival evidence. Additionally, his research answers contemporary questions on dividend stability, investments and capital structure adjustment.


Philip Fliers is a Lecturer in Finance at Queen's Management School and a research associate of the university's Centre for Economic History where he is working on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project 'The Rise of Corporate Titans'. In 2020, Philip received the Queen's Merit Award and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Prior to joining Queen's he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Utrecht University.

Philip holds undergraduate degrees in Business Economics (BSc) and Philosophy (BA), and an MSc in Financial Economics, all from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He completed his PhD at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in 2016, where he was also a Lecturer in Finance.

From 2011 to 2016, Philip participated in an externally-funded project on the evolution of corporate finance in the Netherlands in the twentieth century. He has been a visiting fellow at Monash Business School (Australia) and a Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast.

Research Interests

  • Economic and Financial History
  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Corporate Governance


  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Monetary Theory
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Valuation


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