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Prof Kris Boudt

Ghent University


Kris Boudt is professor of finance and econometrics at Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is an instructor at DataCamp and cofounder of Sentometrics. 

The research of Kris Boudt aims at developing econometric methodology for analyzing financial markets and optimizing portfolio risk.


His research results were used to create several innovative financial products.


Kris Boudt has published in leading international finance and statistics journals including the Journal of Econometrics, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Portfolio Management, Review of Finance and Statistics and Computing, among others.  

Learn with Prof Boudt

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Elective Module

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of applying natural language processing (NLP) in economics and business. We cover all steps in the data science pipeline of transforming textual data into numbers that are relevant for decision making.

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