I earned my doctorate at the University of Georgia (USA) in 1993 and am currently Associate Professor of Finance at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands. For 2015 to 2017, I have been appointed Associate Professor Extraordinary at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa.
My research focusses on project finance, syndicated loans, retail banking, banking geography, financial market linkages and integration and has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Applied Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management and the Journal of International Money and Finance.
I received grants from the German Academic Exchange Service, Dutch Science Foundation and the European Credit Research Institute, consulted with the EU and the Center for European Policy Studies and taught graduate courses in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. I am a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Financial Economic Policy and of the editorial board of the International Review of Financial Analysis.
Conference & Special Issue of Journal of Banking and Finance:
On May 29 to 31, 2013 an exiting conference took place in Cape Town on Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance. In its November 2014 issue, the Journal of Banking and Finance dedicates a special section to this conference. The papers in this section have been selected from those presented at the conference and focus on three interconnected themes: sustainable banking, crisis policies and financial globalisation. Click here for more information, i.e. links to the papers. Alternatively, click here to connect to the official conference website.
Symposium & Special Issue of Comparative Economic Studies:
On February 1, 2013, a one-day symposium took place in Maastricht on Global Banking, Financial Stability, and Post-Crisis Policy Challenges. This symposium is part of my GEOBANK RESEARCH PROJECT on the "Determinants and dynamics of the geography of global banking".
In the June 2014, Comparative Economic Studies dedicates a special issue to the symposium. In this special issue the panelists reflect on the symposium discussions and share their views on the lessons learned from the financial crisis of 2008 with the broader audience in the profession as well as with policy makers and an interested civil society. Special thanks are due to CES and the CES editors, in particular Professor Paul Wachtel, to make this special issue possible. Click here to link to Comparative Economic Studies.
Maastricht Summer School:
Jointly with my colleague Paulo Rodrigues, I am planning to offer a course on "Financial Derivatives & Real Options" from 6 to 17 July 2015. Click here for more details.