From October 1, Joost Jonker has been working as a senior researcher at the NEHA / IISH. Together with Oscar Gelderblom (UU) he is leading the NWO project The dynamics of inclusive finance, in which the development of the financing of SMEs in the Netherlands since 1750, is being studied.
In addition, Jonker and Gelderblom are working on two books, one on the evolution of capital markets in the Netherlands and Belgium in the period 1500-1780 and the other book is about the early history of the VOC.
Jonker joined the IISH because of the IISH Research Department - which will facilitate the mutual exchange of knowledge - and the presence of the NEHA-collection.
Previously Jonker worked at the Utrecht University. Since 2015 he has been holding a Professorship in Business History at the University of Amsterdam, a chair that is sponsored by the NEHA.