European Banking Center

The European Banking Center hosts researchers who stimulate research and debate in addressing the challenges and opportunities raised by banks, financial systems and regulators.

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Research

The EBC is dedicated to stimulating and disseminating banking research, with three essential areas of expertise: central banking and financial supervision, European banking and regulation, and international banking and finance.

Research is centered where (elements of) the three research areas overlap. For example, the sub-prime crisis originated from activities that banks spun off to the capital markets and where the capital market players (other banks, hedge funds, private equity) are struggling the asset pricing and proper risk management of these activities. Research that crosses these types of borders is well positioned to create new insights, stimulating academic rigor as well as relevance in the public debate.