IMF, University of Amsterdam and CEPR
Stijn Claessens is Assistant Director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund where he leads the Financial Studies Division. He is also a Professor of International Finance Policy at the University of Amsterdam where he taught for three years (2001-2004). Mr. Claessens, a Dutch national, holds a Ph.D. in business economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1986) and M.A. from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1984). He started his career teaching at New York University business school (1987) and then worked earlier for fourteen years at the World Bank in various positions (1987-2001). Prior to his current position, he was Senior Adviser in the Financial and Private Sector Vice-Presidency of the World Bank (from 2004-2006). His policy and research interests are firm finance; corporate governance; internationalization of financial services; and risk management. Over his career, Mr. Claessens has provided policy advice to emerging markets in Latin America and Asia and to transition economies. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance and Quarterly Journal of Economics. He had edited several books, including International Financial Contagion (Kluwer 2001) Resolution of Financial Distress (World Bank Institute 2001), and A Reader in International Corporate Finance (World Bank). He is a fellow of the London-based CEPR.
Articles by Stijn Claessens:
Global Crises: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses
18 April 2014, 238 reads
What is shadow banking?
23 August 2013, 37004 reads
Financial crises: Questions and lessons
7 April 2013, 14901 reads
The interaction between monetary and macroprudential policies
14 March 2013, 17244 reads
Shadow banking: Economics and policy priorities
12 January 2013, 18648 reads
Systemic risks in global banking: What available data can tell us and what more data are needed?
17 December 2012, 9962 reads
Making sense of Eurobond proposals
17 August 2012, 6129 reads
Foreign banks and the global financial crisis: Investment and lending behaviour
31 January 2012, 12366 reads
Foreign banks: New data on trends and effects
28 January 2012, 11128 reads
Understanding financial cycles
17 July 2011, 16670 reads
Crisis management and resolution policies: Early lessons from the financial crisis
30 March 2011, 10987 reads
Are buybacks an efficient way to reduce sovereign debt?
5 March 2011, 13395 reads
The Cinderella of regulatory reform? Why cross-border resolution shouldn’t be neglected
16 July 2010, 4518 reads
A safer world financial system
8 July 2010, 16406 reads
Rebalancing the global economy: A primer for policymakers
23 June 2010, 9958 reads
Creditless recoveries: What do we know?
22 May 2009, 37424 reads
The need for a comprehensive and global solution
9 October 2008, 6489 reads
Five decades of evidence on financial crisis and recession: How long? How deep?
7 October 2008, 117975 reads