Cass Business School and Tilburg University
Thorsten Beck is Professor of Banking and Finance at Cass Business School in London and Professor of Economics at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He was the founding chair of the European Banking Center at Tilburg University from 2008 to 2013. Previously he worked in the research department of the World Bank and has also worked as consultant for – among others - the IMF, the European Commission, and the German Development Corporation. His research and policy work has focused on international banking and corporate finance and has been published in /Journal of Finance/, /Journal of Financial Economics/, /Journal of Monetary Economics/ and /Journal of Economic Growth/. His research and policy work has focused on Eastern, Central and Western Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. He is also Research Fellow in the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and a Fellow in the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt. He studied at Tübingen University, Universidad de Costa Rica, University of Kansas and University of Virginia.
Articles by Thorsten Beck:
SMEs lending: ‘Relationship lending’ vs arm’s length
25 July 2014, 7074 reads
Microentrepreneurial reinvestments: Evidence from Tanzania
21 April 2014, 6327 reads
A Eurozone bank restructuring agency
18 November 2013, 7887 reads
Understanding Emerging Market Banks: A new eBook
6 November 2013, 11706 reads
Finance and growth
27 October 2013, 20482 reads
Banking union for Europe – where do we stand?
23 October 2013, 17724 reads
Supranational supervision: How much and for whom?
20 July 2013, 7108 reads
Migrating out of poverty: The role of finance
23 June 2013, 11111 reads
Doing Business – less icing, more cake!
6 June 2013, 9383 reads
Is more finance better? Disentangling intermediation and size effects of financial systems
8 April 2013, 11187 reads
Cyprus: What are the alternatives?
22 March 2013, 15479 reads
Why the rush? Short-term crisis resolution and long-term bank stability
16 October 2012, 6071 reads
Banking union for Europe - risks and challenges
16 October 2012, 16562 reads
Financial innovation: The good and the bad
2 October 2012, 23736 reads
Sex and credit: Is there a gender bias in lending?
16 September 2012, 9594 reads
Foreigners vs. natives: Bank lending and loan pricing
13 July 2012, 10445 reads
Banking union instead of Eurobonds – disentangling sovereign and banking crises
24 June 2012, 15800 reads
Cross-border banking and national supervision – could it work?
7 January 2012, 10440 reads
How to solve the crisis – and what to do about banks
28 October 2011, 5877 reads
The Future of Banking – solving the current crisis while addressing long-term challenges
25 October 2011, 9014 reads
Taxing banks – here we go again!
25 October 2011, 6131 reads
The Future of Banking - a new VoxEU.org eBook
25 October 2011, 4487 reads
Eurobonds without public guarantees: Insulating the financial sector from the European debt crisis
17 September 2011, 16017 reads
Financing Africa: New hopes and continuous challenges
16 September 2011, 6145 reads
Bank competition and stability: Cross-country heterogeneity
25 July 2011, 16306 reads
Cross-border banking in Europe
20 June 2011, 13867 reads
Can financial reform reduce tax evasion?
13 October 2010, 9704 reads
Finance for all? Banking structure reform may not be the way
6 October 2010, 10202 reads
The US financial reform bill: Hit or flop?
16 June 2010, 11358 reads
Financial sector taxation: Balancing fairness, efficiency, and stability
31 May 2010, 11714 reads
Finance, growth and development
14 May 2010, 6377 reads
Foreign banks and small and medium enterprises: Are they really estranged?
1 April 2010, 15633 reads
Bailing out the banks: Reconciling stability and competition
18 February 2010, 14932 reads
What explains the cost of remittances?
28 September 2009, 15427 reads
Are women better loan officers?
28 August 2009, 17142 reads
Finance in Africa – Achievements and challenges
20 July 2009, 15085 reads
Disaggregating financial development: The effects of lending to households and firms
9 July 2009, 17223 reads
Bank ownership and stability: Evidence from Germany
9 May 2009, 15863 reads
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
- Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A new modelKrugman