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20th Annual Bank Research Conference
Presented by the FDIC & JFSR
Last Updated: November 23, 2021
The 20th Annual Bank Research Conference, presented by the FDIC’s Center for Financial Research and the Journal of Financial Services Research
(JFSR), will be held virtually on December 2-3, 2021, with a Fast Track Session held on December 1 and Poster
Sessions to be posted on the Conference website.
Speakers and Panelists
Chairman McWilliams was sworn in as the 21st Chairman of the FDIC on
June 5, 2018. She serves a six-year term on the FDIC Board of Directors, and is designated as Chairman for a
term of five years.
Adrien Alvero is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia Business School and a Research Associate at TRG Management. His
research interests center around financial regulation, credit markets, currencies, and monetary policy. Prior
to his Ph.D., Adrien worked for the Swiss National Bank on exchange rate assessment models and international
capital flows. Adrien holds a BSc in Economics and a MSc in Finance from the University of Lausanne.
Deniz Anginer is a professor of finance at the Beedie Business School at Simon Fraser University. He conducts
research in banking and capital markets. His research has been widely cited by academics, policy makers and
media. Prior to joining the Beedie School of Business at Simon Frazier University, he was an economist at the
Development Research Group at the World Bank, working on issues related to green finance, international banking
and capital markets. Deniz has a Phd in Finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Prior to his graduate studies, Deniz worked as a consultant for Oliver Wyman in their New York office.
Antje Berndt joined the Australian National University (ANU) as a Professor of Finance in 2016. Her research
focuses on the theoretical and empirical analysis of sources of delinquency risk, including corporate credit
risk, mortgage default risk and fiscal risk. She has published in leading finance and economics journals, and
her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on CNBC Squawk Box, NPR Market Place and
Reuters. She has presented her research at NBER workshops, the AFA, WFA, EFA and SED annual meetings, and in
over 70 invited seminars. Antje Berndt was the recipient of the ANU Futures Scheme, PNC Professorship in
Computational Finance, the GARP Research Management Award, the Fulbright Enterprise Scholarship, the Moody's
research award, and NSF and NSA funding, among others. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, a M.A. from
Columbia University and a Diploma from the University of Kiel, Germany. Prior to joining ANU, Antje Berndt held
academic appointments at NC State University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Cornell University.
Jose Berrospide is chief of the Financial Institution Risk Evaluation section within the Division of Financial
Stability at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. In this position, he leads a team responsible for
identifying and measuring systemic risks of large and systemically important financial institutions.
Mr. Berrospide conducts policy analysis and research in the areas of financial stability, supervisory stress
tests, and the regulation of systemically important financial institutions. His main research areas of
interests include banking and financial institutions and empirical corporate finance. His current research
centers on the effects of bank capital and bank capital regulation on lending, the transmission of shocks
through multi-market banks, cross-border effects of regulations, banks' liquidity hoarding, and the real
effects of corporate credit lines. His research has been published in the International Journal of Central Banking,
Journal of Financial Stability, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board, he worked as an economist at the Central Bank of Peru. He received
his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 2007.
Mark Carey is a senior economic and policy advisor in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Cleveland. He conducts research on business debt markets and corporate finance, risk management (especially
credit risk), banking and financial intermediation, and financial stability.
Before joining the Bank in 2021, Dr. Carey was co-President of the GARP Risk Institute (2018-2021) and was on
the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, ending as Associate Director of the Division
of International Finance (1990-2018).
Dr. Carey is co-Director of the NBER’s Risks of Financial Institutions Working Group. He is an Editor of the
Journal of Financial Services Research and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation. He
received his BA in economics from Oberlin College in 1980 and his Ph.D in economics from the University of
California, Berkeley in 1990.
Jason Chen is a Ph.D. student in finance at Drexel University. His research interest is in
empirical corporate finance focusing on corporate governance and economics of regulation. Prior to joining
Drexel, he worked at a commercial bank
in Shanghai for two years. Before that, he obtained an MSc in economics from the Chinese University of Hong
and his bachelor's degree with triple majors in finance, actuarial studies,
and statistics from the UNSW (Australia).
Anna Chernobai is an Associate Professor of Finance at the M.J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse
University. The focus of her research is operational risk in banks, default risk, stochastic processes, and
applied statistics and probability. Her work in the area of operational risk received recognition from the
industry and she was named one of the "Top 50 Faces of Operational Risk." She has published in leading journals
such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis,
Journal of Banking and Finance, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Accounting Information
Systems, and Real Estate Economics. She is also an author of the book Operational Risk: A
Guide to Basel II Capital Requirements, Models, and Analysis, Wiley Finance, 2007.
Felix Corell is a PhD candidate in Economics at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He has
been a visiting PhD student at NYU and Columbia University and he is currently an external research consultant
to the European Central Bank. His research focuses on banking, financial networks, monetary policy, and
financial stability. Felix is on the job market 2021/22 and available for interviews.
Ricardo Correa is a Senior Adviser in the Division of International Finance at the Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System. He conducts policy analysis in the areas of international banking and financial
stability and his research focuses on banking, empirical corporate finance, and international finance topics.
His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of
Financial Intermediation, amongst others. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and a B.A.
in economics from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.
Hans Degryse is Professor of Finance at the Department of Accountancy, Finance and Insurance of the KU Leuven.
He is a research fellow at the CEPR, CESIfo, the European Banking Center (EBC), SUERF, and TILEC. Before
joining Leuven in 2012, he was professor of finance at Tilburg University. His research focuses on financial
intermediation, including empirical banking as well as theoretical and empirical market microstructure.
He has published in many journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance,
Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science,
Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and the Economic Journal,
and it has been presented in leading international conferences such as the American Finance
Association, the Western Finance Association, the European Finance Association, and
the Financial Intermediation Research Society. He co-authored, with Moshe Kim and Steven Ongena, the
graduate textbook Microeconometrics of Banking: Methods, Applications and Results published by Oxford
Robert (Bob) DeYoung is the Koch Distinguished Professor in Business Economics and the Harold Otto Chair in
Austrian Economics at the University of Kansas School of Business.
Prior to joining the KU faculty, Professor DeYoung was an Associate Director of Research at the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation, an Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, a Senior Economist at the
Office of the Comptroller of the
Currency, and a Joyce Foundation Teaching Fellow at Beloit College. He is currently co-editor of the
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking at The Ohio State University.
Bob was born and raised in New Jersey, where he worked his way through college at Rutgers University-Camden. He
earned a PhD degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives on a ranch near Baldwin
City, Kansas with his lovely wife
Julie and many other domesticated animals.
Sebastian Doerr is an economist at the Bank for International Settlements. He holds a PhD from the University
of Zurich. At the BIS, he does research on the consequences of financial innovation for competition, data
privacy and credit supply. Beyond innovation, he also analyses how macroeconomic trends, such as housing booms,
population aging or rising inequality, affect the financial sector and the real economy. His work has been
published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of
Finance, and featured in The Economist, Wallstreet Journal and Financial
Times, among others.
Dr. Ding Du is a Senior Financial Economist in the Commercial Credit Risk Analysis Division within the
Economics Department of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Prior to joining the OCC in 2017,
Dr. Du taught at universities for 14
years. Dr. Du's current research focuses on systematic and climate risk of banks. Dr. Du earned a Ph.D. in
Economics from West Virginia University and an M.A. in Economics from Nankai University
Nathan Foley-Fisher is a Principal Economist in the Division of Research and Statistics of the Federal Reserve
Board of Governors
in Washington, D.C. His research interests span macroeconomics and finance. His recent policywork focuses on
financial markets and the activities of nonbank financial institutions that may pose a risk to the financial
system. He has published papers on corporate bond securities lending, nontraditional activities of life
insurance companies, unconventional monetary policy, and sovereign debt.
Marco Giometti is a PhD Candidate in Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, currently
on the job market. His research focuses on banking, empirical corporate finance, financial contracting, and
political economy. Marco has served as instructor and teaching assistant at the Wharton School for several
courses in macroeconomics, banking, corporate finance, and applied research methods. Previously, he was a
Summer Associate at Cornerstone Research, a PhD Research Intern at the Bank of Italy, and a Bank Supervision
Trainee at the European Central Bank. Marco holds a M.Sc. in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi
University and a B.A. in Economics and Business from the University of Pisa, both completed with the highest
Tirupam Goel is an economist at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). His research covers banking and
financial regulation, corporate debt markets, and emerging market issues. Tirupam holds a PhD in economics from
Cornell University, and a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mathematics from the Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT), Kanpur.
Linda Goldberg is a Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Linda's main areas of
expertise are global banking, international capital flows, and the international roles of currencies. Linda is
the co-chair of the International Banking Research Network, Bank for International Settlements Technical
Advisor, CEPR Distinguished Fellow, and an NBER Research Associate. Linda is co-editor of the
International Journal of Central Banking and on editorial boards of the Journal of Financial
and Journal of Financial Services Research. She leads the Americas chapter of the Central Banking
Association, is Executive Sponsor of the WoMEN’s Network at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and is the
Vice President of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni. Linda previously engaged with the World
Economic Forum, including as chair and vice chair of the Council on Global Economic Imbalances. Linda has a PhD
in Economics from Princeton University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Queens College CUNY, where
she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude
Manasa Gopal is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech. Her
research interests lie in financial intermediation and corporate finance. She studies business lending in the
U.S. with a special focus on the role of nonbanks in small business lending.
Isabel Hanisch is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, where
she defended her dissertation in May 2021. Isabel is a macroeconomist focusing on the transmission of monetary
policy and the implications of
structural changes on policy making. In her most recent work, she analyzes the role of the structure of the
banking sector for the transmission of monetary policy. Before joining Notre Dame,
Isabel completed the Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research at the Kiel Institute
for the World Economy, received an M.Sc. in International and Monetary Economics from
the Universities Basel and Bern, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Munich.
Ai He is an assistant professor of finance at the Darla Moore School of Business. She completed her Ph.D. in
finance at Emory University. She has previously studied at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her primary research
interests include ESG finance, empirical asset pricing, banking, and financial institutions.
Zhiguo He is a Chinese financial economist serving as the Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance at the
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has taught since 2008. He serves as the Director of
Becker Friedman Institute China and Co-Director of the Fama-Miller Center. He is also a research associate at
the National Bureau of Economic Research, member of the academy committee at the Luohan Academy, and
special-term Alibaba Foundation Professor of Finance at Tsinghua University. He earned his Ph.D. from the
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Gerard Hoberg is the Charles E. Cook Community Bank Professor of Finance at the USC Marshall School of
Business, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2014. He was previously at the University of Maryland
Smith School of Business, and received his PhD from Yale University in 2004. His research is primarily in the
area of corporate finance with a focus on topics including initial public offerings, mergers, disclosure,
fraud, informational environments and the role of industrial organization and product market competition in
corporate finance and related areas. He is also known for methodological contributions that bring technologies
from computational linguistics into research in financial economics. Gerard also spent one year as a Visiting
Scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission. His work has been published in scholarly journals including:
Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Political Economy,
and Review of Financial Studies. He was also awarded three NSF grants and served as an Associate
Editor to the
Review of Financial Studies
. His teaching interests are in corporate finance, especially in the area of mergers, financial
restructuring, and issuance.
Alexandros Kontonikas is a Professor at Essex Business School. He served as the Head of the Finance Group
between 2017-2021. He is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business. His main research
interests are in the links between monetary policy, asset pricing and bank behaviour. He has published in
several journals, including the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Journal of Money Credit and
Journal of Banking and Finance. Professor Kontonikas has obtained grants from various sources and has
acted as a research consultant for the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the Bank of Finland.
Troy Kravitz is a research economist in the FDIC’s Center for Financial Research. His interests include
competition and market structure. Troy completed his PhD at the University of California, San Diego where he
studied game theory.
Shohini Kundu is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Anderson School of Management at University of
California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on financial intermediation, regulation, corporate finance and
macroeconomics. She was a finalist in the ECB’s Young Economists’ Competition, and received the BlackRock
Applied Research Award, Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance Young Economist Prize, WFA Award for
Outstanding Research, Eugene F. Fama Fellowship, and Stigler Center Dissertation Award for her doctoral work.
She holds a PhD in Finance and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BA in
Economics from Cornell University.
Elena Loutskina, Professor of Business Administration and Peter M. Grant II Bicentennial Foundation Chair in
Business Administration at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Loutskina's research is
centered on the financial intermediation. She originally started her career by exploring the impact of
securitization on management of financial and nonfinancial corporations. Over time, her research interest
expanded to address topics in consumer finance, mortgage markets, small business lending and regulation of
financial intermediaries. Her work has been published in top academic journals including the Journal of
Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics.
Since joining Darden she has taught a number of classes, including core "Corporate Finance," "Impact
Investing," “FinTech,” ”"Entrepreneurs Finance and Private Equity," and "Due Diligence in Seed Funds." She
received faculty teaching awards and was recognized by students and the dean's office for her teaching
accomplishments. In 2019 she received UVA Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, the most
prestigious teaching award at the University of Virginia.
John Lynch is a 5th year PhD candidate in finance at Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business, who is
currently on the job market. His background and research interests are in empirical corporate finance and
household finance with work in FinTech and banking. You can see his CV and research at https://sites.google.com/view/john-lynch.
David Martinez Miera is an Associate Professor of finance in the Business Department at Carlos III University
where he teaches financial management.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI) and UIMP, an MSc in
Economics and Finance from CEMFI and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of La Rioja.
His research focuses on corporate finance, in particular on issues related to banking. His research has been
published in journals such as Econometrica, Review of Financial Studies or Review of
Ralf Meisenzahl is a senior economist and economic advisor on the finance team in the economic research
department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His research focuses on financial intermediation, linkages
between finance and the real economy, and economic history. His work has been published in several academic
journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Financial
Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Before joining the Chicago Fed in August 2019, Ralf served as an
principal economist at the Federal Reserve Board. He received a diploma in economics from University of
Mannheim and a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.
Martin Oehmke is a Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics and a research fellow at CEPR.
Previously, he was the Roger F. Murray Associate Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School and a Faculty
Research Fellow in the NBER’s corporate finance program. Martin received his PhD in Economics from Princeton in
2009. His main research interests are financial intermediation and corporate finance theory. Martin is the
author of numerous articles in leading journals in finance and economics. He is a member of the Advisory
Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board, is an associate editor at the Journal of
serves on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He is the current president of the
Theory Group, a past winner of the Brattle Distinguished Paper Award, and the recipient of an ERC Starting
Christine A. Parlour is the Sylvan C. Coleman Chair of Finance and Accounting at Berkeley Haas. Most of her
work is in institutionally complex areas, such as market microstructure and banking. Her current work focuses
on changes in the payments system and the effects on bank balance sheets. She has written for major finance and
economics journals. She has been on the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board and is currently on the steering
committee for the New Special Study of Securities Markets.
George G. Pennacchi is the Fred S. Bailey Professor of Money, Banking, and Finance at the University of
Illinois. His research focuses on financial institutions, fixed-income securities, and government
guarantees. He is a Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and a Research Fellow at the
Bank of Finland. He was President of the Financial Intermediation Research Society and served on the editorial
boards of several journals including the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of
the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and the Review of
Financial Studies. He
has consulted for the Financial Stability Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Office of
Management and Budget, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Federal Reserve Board of
Governors. Previous faculty appointments were at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
and Bocconi University. Mr. Pennacchi received a Sc.B. degree in applied mathematics from Brown University and
a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
David Pothier is Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Vienna since 2017. He obtained a Ph.D. in
Economics from the European University Institute in 2013. His research interests include financial
intermediation and corporate finance, with a particular focus on financial fragility, bank capital structure
and bank regulation. He has published in the Scandinavian Journal of Economics and the Journal of Financial
Dr. Prabhala is the Francis J. Carey, Jr. Endowed Professor in Business and Professor of Finance with the Carey
Business School. His primary research interests are in empirical corporate finance and financial
intermediation. Prior to joining Carey, Prabhala was Professor and head of the finance area at University of
Maryland, College Park. Prabhala also has served as research head at CAFRAL, Reserve Bank of India, and has
taught at Indian School of Business, National University of Singapore, and Yale School of Management. His
recent research focuses on using spatial methods to understand competition between firms, between actively
managed funds, and in the venture capital industry. In addition, he has studied director elections and
diversity in boards of directors, the FinTech areas of peer to peer lending and robo-advising, the adoption of
FinTech by individuals and banks, and several issues in banking including bank runs, monetary transmission,
creditor rights, and bank financing of small firms.
Ned Prescott is a senior economist and policy advisor in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of
Cleveland. His research focuses on banking, financial markets, and contract theory. Prior to joining the
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in 2015, he was a Vice President and economist in the Federal Reserve Bank of
Richmond’s Research Department. In spring of 2004, he visited the central bank of Spain and was a visiting
professor at CEMFI in Madrid. He is an associate editor of Economic Theory and the Journal of
Services Research. He has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Political
Review of Economic Studies, and the Review of Financial Studies. He holds a B.A. from
Swarthmore College and a Ph.D.
in economics from the University of Chicago.
Manju Puri is the J. B. Fuqua Professor at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Her research focuses
on commercial banks, investment banks, venture capital, entrepreneurship and FinTech. Her research has won
multiple awards including four best paper awards in top finance journals and six conference best paper awards.
Her professional leadership roles include serving as Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, Chair
AFFECT, the American Finance Association (AFA) Female Advocacy Committee, Director of AFA, Vice-President Elect
of the Western Finance Association, and past President of Financial Intermediation Research Society. Puri has
also served in a number of regulatory/policy capacities. She serves as Senior Advisor to the FDIC, Center for
Financial Studies; on the Advisory Panel, Bank for International Settlements, Basel; was on an advisory
committee for the Govt. of India; has served on the Model Validation Council at Board of Governors; and served
on the Financial Advisory Roundtable (as a group of select economists who advise the President of Federal
Reserve Bank, New York). Before joining Duke University, she was on the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School
George Shoukry is a Senior Financial Economist at the FDIC Center for Financial Research. His research
interests are in banking, mechanism and regulation design, and applications of machine learning methods. He
joined the FDIC in June 2014 after receiving his PhD and MS in Economics from the University of Texas at
Austin. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and an MS in Mechanical
Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Philip E. Strahan holds the John L. Collins, S.J. Chair in Finance at the Carroll School of Management, Boston
College. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Previously, Professor
Strahan spent seven years in the
Research and Market Analysis Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He received a Ph.D. in Economics
from the University of Chicago in 1993.
Strahan’s research interests include the structure, efficiency and risk management practices of the financial
services industry. He served as a Co-Editor at the Review of Financial Studies and at the Journal
of Financial Intermediation, and as President of the Financial Institutions Research Society (FIRS).
He has published widely in journals such as the American Economic Review,
the Quarterly Journal of
Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the
Review of Financial Studies.
Yuehua Tang is the Emerson-Merrill Lynch Associate Professor of Finance at the Warrington College of
Business, University of Florida. His research interests include investments, institutional investors, corporate
finance, Fintech, and climate finance. He has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of
Financial Economics, Management Science, and Review of Asset Pricing Studies. His
research has been featured in major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The
Economist, Bloomberg News, CNBC, and The New York Times.
Anjan Thakor holds the John E.Simon Professorship of Finance, Director of the Olin Business School’s PhD
program, and Director of the WFA Center for Finance and Accounting Research. Until July 2003, he was the Edward
J. Frey Professorship of Banking and
Finance and Chairman of the Finance Group at the University of Michigan Business School. Prior to joining
Michigan, he served as the NBD Professor of Finance and Chairman of the Finance Department
at the School of Business at Indiana University. Anjan has also served on the faculties of Northwestern
University and UCLA. He received his PhD in Finance from Northwestern University. He
is a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute and a Fellow of The
Group. He has served as managing editor of Journal of Financial Intermediation from 1996-2005
and currently serves as an associate editor. He is past-President and a founder
of the Financial Intermediation Research Society.
Anjan’s research interests focus on banking, information economics, and corporate finance. His current research
focuses on financial stability, bank capital, innovation, culture and the economics of higher purpose. He has
published research articles in
leading economics and Finance journals, like The American Economic Review, The
Review of Economic Studies, The RAND Journal of Economics, The Economic Journal,
International Economic Review,
The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Economic Theory, The Journal of Financial
Economics, The Journal of
Financial Intermediation, and The Review of Financial Studies. In addition to his many
published articles, monographs, and book chapters, Anjan has written numerous books,
The Economics of Higher
Purpose (Barrett-Koehler Publishers), The Purpose of Banking: Transforming Banking for Stability
Growth (Oxford University Press; 2019), Contemporary Financial Intermediation (Elsevier,
Fourth edition, 2019), Credit, Intermediation and the Macroeconomy: Models and Perspectives (Oxford
University Press, 2004),
Designing Financial Systems in Transition Economies (MIT Press, 2002), The Value Sphere: The
Executive’s Handbook For Creating and Retaining Shareholder Wealth (World Scientific Press, 2009),
Competing Values Leadership (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006), and Handbook of Financial
Banking (Elsevier, 2008).
In an article published in 2008, he was identified as the fourth most prolific researcher in the world in
Finance over the past 50 years based on publications in the top seven Finance journals over that time. In
another paper published in 2017, he was
listed as one of the five-most prolific Finance authors during 2005–15. In 2021, he received a Lifetime
Achievement Award from The Financial Intermediation Research Society for his contributions
to financial intermediation research. Anjan has also been actively involved in advising PhD students who have
gone on to enjoy distinguished academic careers. He has chaired PhD dissertation
committees of over 30 students, and two of his former students from Indiana and Michigan are now his colleagues
at Washington University in St. Louis.He has won numerous teaching awards in
the MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD programs at Indiana University, University of Michigan and Washington
University in St. Louis.
Quynh-Anh Vo is a Senior Research Economist at the Prudential Policy Directorate of the Bank of England. Prior
to joining the Bank of England, Quynh-Anh was a Research Associate at the Department of Banking and Finance,
University of Zurich, and prior to that worked at the Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway) as a Research
Economist. She holds a PhD in Economics from Toulouse School of Economics with specialisation in Banking and
Her current research focuses on examining the impact of the post-crisis regulatory framework on banks’
behaviours such as the impact of the leverage ratio requirement on banks’ risk-taking and the interactions
between capital and liquidity requirements. She is also undertaking research on the impact of climate change
for the financial system. On the policy front, she is contributing to the work of the Basel Committee on
Banking Supervision on evaluating the effectiveness of Basel III reforms.
Aluna Wang is Assistant Professor at the Accounting and Management Control Department and is affiliated with
the HEC PARIS Center. She received her PhD and MSc in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon
University, where she used to be a PwC Presidential Fellow at the Digital Transformation and Innovation Center.
Her research endeavors feature two major themes. One theme is to examine how information transmission
mechanisms in the financial market, such as public disclosures and lending relationships, affect real economic
outcomes. The other is to develop and deploy machine learning-based tools to improve our understanding of
accounting data and provide intelligent solutions to real-world challenges facing financial service
professionals in our rapidly changing digital landscape.
Gregory Weitzner is a Assistant Professor of Finance at McGill University where his research focuses on
empirical and theoretical issues in financial intermediation. His most recent research analyzes how asymmetric
information affects local bank lending markets. He received a PhD in Finance from UT Austin and a bachelor's
and master's degree in economics from Boston University. Prior to his PhD he worked for two years in investment
banking in New York City.
Haotian Xiang is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Guanghua School of Management of Peking University. He
earned a PhD in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 and a BA in Finance
from Guanghua School of Management in 2014. He is a theorist working at the intersection of finance and
Anthony Lee Zhang studies questions in market design. His work covers topics including financial derivatives,
housing markets, and the allocation of natural resources such as land and electromagnetic spectrum. Zhang has
received a number of honors and awards, including the 2019 AQR Top Finance Graduate Award and the 2018 Facebook
Fellowship. Zhang earned a BA in economics from the University of Chicago in 2013, where he received the Becker
Friedman Institute Award for Academic Achievement in Microeconomics, and a PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy
from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2019.
Jingfang Zhang is a fifth-year PhD candidate in Applied Economics at Auburn University.
His research interest is to conduct analyses of firm performance with the emphasis on estimating production
technology, productivity, cost effectiveness and their relations with closely related aspects of firm behavior:
operational scope, exporting decisions, cross-firm learning and technology spillovers, local neighborhood