Doctorate at D-GESS
Erasmus is a Ph.D. student at the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich. He is currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley under the SNSF Doc.Mobility fellowship.
Prior to joining ETH he worked for a major corporate law firm in Zurich, Bär & Karrer, in their M&A practice group. Previously, he has gained professional experience in investment banking and asset management at leading financial institutions, including J.P. Morgan (equity derivatives), Swiss Life (cross-asset derivatives), UBS (private equity) and Rothschild (M&A and restructuring advisory) in London, Zurich and Frankfurt.
Erasmus holds an M.A. in Law from the University of Zurich, an LLB (Hons) from the University of London, a B.A. in Law and Economics and a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and Sciences-Po in Paris (Erasmus exchange). Additionally, he is a GARP Financial Risk Management (FRM) holder, he has completed all levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) finalist.
Erasmus conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of law, economics and innovation research. His current research focuses on the analysis of the interplay between the legal framework and financial disintermediation, both with respect to private credit and equity markets. Since joining the Center for Law & Economics, he has increasingly integrated empirical methods from network theory and econometrics into his research.