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:
A Eurozone bank restructuring agency
18 November 2013, 5972 reads
Understanding Emerging Market Banks: A new eBook
6 November 2013, 8754 reads
Finance and growth
27 October 2013, 17462 reads
Banking union for Europe – where do we stand?
23 October 2013, 13561 reads
Supranational supervision: How much and for whom?
20 July 2013, 5515 reads
Migrating out of poverty: The role of finance
23 June 2013, 8731 reads
Doing Business – less icing, more cake!
6 June 2013, 8511 reads
Is more finance better? Disentangling intermediation and size effects of financial systems
8 April 2013, 9990 reads
Cyprus: What are the alternatives?
22 March 2013, 14548 reads
Why the rush? Short-term crisis resolution and long-term bank stability
16 October 2012, 5392 reads
Banking union for Europe - risks and challenges
16 October 2012, 14630 reads
Financial innovation: The good and the bad
2 October 2012, 19423 reads
Sex and credit: Is there a gender bias in lending?
16 September 2012, 8714 reads
Foreigners vs. natives: Bank lending and loan pricing
13 July 2012, 8829 reads
Banking union instead of Eurobonds – disentangling sovereign and banking crises
24 June 2012, 13423 reads
Cross-border banking and national supervision – could it work?
7 January 2012, 9492 reads
How to solve the crisis – and what to do about banks
28 October 2011, 5462 reads
The Future of Banking – solving the current crisis while addressing long-term challenges
25 October 2011, 7966 reads
Taxing banks – here we go again!
25 October 2011, 5430 reads
The Future of Banking - a new VoxEU.org eBook
25 October 2011, 4037 reads
Eurobonds without public guarantees: Insulating the financial sector from the European debt crisis
17 September 2011, 14544 reads
Financing Africa: New hopes and continuous challenges
16 September 2011, 5564 reads
Bank competition and stability: Cross-country heterogeneity
25 July 2011, 14179 reads
Cross-border banking in Europe
20 June 2011, 11581 reads
Can financial reform reduce tax evasion?
13 October 2010, 8706 reads
Finance for all? Banking structure reform may not be the way
6 October 2010, 8728 reads
The US financial reform bill: Hit or flop?
16 June 2010, 10700 reads
Financial sector taxation: Balancing fairness, efficiency, and stability
31 May 2010, 10857 reads
Finance, growth and development
14 May 2010, 6085 reads
Foreign banks and small and medium enterprises: Are they really estranged?
1 April 2010, 13695 reads
Bailing out the banks: Reconciling stability and competition
18 February 2010, 14133 reads
What explains the cost of remittances?
28 September 2009, 13213 reads
Are women better loan officers?
28 August 2009, 15237 reads
Finance in Africa – Achievements and challenges
20 July 2009, 13875 reads
Disaggregating financial development: The effects of lending to households and firms
9 July 2009, 15359 reads
Bank ownership and stability: Evidence from Germany
9 May 2009, 13976 reads
Holmes, McGrattan, Prescott
, De Haas, Ongena
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- The ECB’s stealth bailoutSinn
- 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