Dr. Thomas Post

Assistant Professor of Finance

Thomas Post is Assistant Professor of Finance at Maastricht University and affiliated with Netspar. He received his PhD from Humboldt University Berlin. He held visiting positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of New South Wales, University of British Columbia and worked for KPMG. His research covers pension finance, in particular individual annuitization and asset allocation decisions, trading behavior of individual investors, pension communication as well as asset liability management, longevity risk management, and Solvency II for insurance companies and pension funds.

Research Interests

Pension finance & household risk management: annuitization, investor asset allocation & trading decisions, longevity risk, pension communication


Recent Key Publications


  1. Hoffmann, A. O. I., T. Post & J. M. E. Pennings, "How Investor Perceptions Drive Actual Trading and Risk-Taking Behavior." Journal of Behavioral Finance, forthcoming.


  1. Post, T. & K. Hanewald, "Longevity Risk, Subjective Survival Expectations, and Individual Saving Behavior", Accepted for publication in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 86, 200-220.


  1. Hoffmann, A. O. I., T. Post, and J. M. E. Pennings (2013), "Individual Investor Perceptions and Behavior During the Financial Crisis"Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 37, 60-74


  1. Post, T., H. Gründl, J. T. Schmit & A. Zimmer, "The Impact of Investment Behavior for Individual Welfare" Economica, forthcoming


  1. Post, T. and J. T. Schmit, 2011, "Measuring the Performance of Life-Cycle Asset Allocation, in Lamdin,D".(Ed.), Consumer Knowledge and Financial Decisions - Lifespan Perspectives, Springer.


  1. Schulze, R. N. and T. Post, "Individual Annuity Demand under Aggregate Mortality Risk", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, 77: 423-449.


  1. Schulze, R. N. and T. Post, "Individual Annuity Demand under Aggregate Mortality Risk, The Journal of Risk and Insurance", 77: 423-449.


  1. Gründl, H., T. Post, and R. N. Schulze, 2006, "To Hedge or Not to Hedge: Managing Demographic Risk in Life Insurance Companies", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, 73: 19–41.






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