The research team of the Global Banks Project is formed by a multidisciplinary group of researchers specialized in different research areas.
Philip Molyneux is currently the Dean of the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences and Professor of Banking and Finance at Bangor University, UK. His main areas of research are on the structure and efficiency of banking markets and he has published widely in this area. Recent publications appear in the Review of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and the Journal of Banking and Finance. He has also co-authored a variety of texts in banking areas including an Introduction to Banking (2nd Edition, FT Prentice Hall), Introduction to Global Financial Markets (8th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan) and the Oxford Handbook of Banking (2nd Edition, Oxford University Press). In the past has acted as a consultant to: New York Federal Reserve Bank, World Bank, European Commission, UK Treasury; Citibank Private Bank, Barclays Wealth, McKinsey & co, Credit Suisse and various other international banks and consulting firms.
Research Project Coordinator:
Myriam García Olalla:
(Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Oviedo). Professor of Finance at the University of Cantabria. Her research interests include banking, corporate governance and corporate finance. She has published her research in numerous scientific journals and books and directed several phd students in this topics. She has been professor at the university of Oviedo and Visiting Scholar at the Berkley University. She has carried out excellent positions at her University and at the moment is the codirector of a Master in Banking and Financial Markets that the University of Cantabria develops in Spain and Morocco in collaboration with one of the principal banks in the world, the Santander Group. In addition, she is member of scientific associations and editorial boards reviewer for various scientific journals.
Other team members:
Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, University of Cantabria in Spain. She is also Affiliated Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, UK and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Economic Policy Reform. Judith serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy and CIREIC, among other journals, and has served as Guest Editor in journals including Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Utilities Policy, Business History, Review of International Political Economy and Global Policy. She was awarded the Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellow at Cornell University, Fall, 2014. Judith received her DPhil. in Political Economy from the University of Oxford in 1997 (St Antony´s College) after completing a Masters in Contemporary International Studies at the University of Leeds in 1993. She has lectured at the University of Oxford, Leeds, Cornell and Oviedo and been a Visiting Research Scholar at El Colegio de México, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset-Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Madrid, Cornell and the European University Institute-Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies-Florence. Her research interests include the analysis of economic and financial policy, and what insights behavioural economics might shed on consumer behaviour in financial markets.
Pablo de Andrés
(Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Valladolid, 1995) is Professor of Finance at the Autonoma University of Madrid. Previously he had a position at the University of Valladolid, Spain. He was awarded the European Investment Bank Prize for young researchers (1997) for his work “Financial system models, corporate governance and capital investment in OECD countries: Some stylized facts” (with Prof. López-Iturriaga). His research interests range between corporate governance, corporate finance and real options. He has published his research in journals as the Journal Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Financial Review, Universia Business Review or Investigaciones Económicas. He has been Visiting Researcher at Harvard University in 2009 and Visiting Scholar at the Cass Business School (City University London) in 2012 and 2014. He is Editor of the Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting. He is leading a research grant on Corporate Governance, Capital Markets and Financial Crisis (ECO2012-32554) with 17 researchers from seven universities. He has been in charge of the National Plan of Scientific Research and Development in Economics (2012-2015).
Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Cantabria. His main research interest is the analysis of services regulation from the consumer perspective, using insights from Behavioural economics. He read his PhD on this topic, having obtained the Prize of the University Social Council. He has published more than ten papers on this topic in international impact journals, as Regulation&Governance, Regional Studies, Journal of Regulatory Economics and Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. He has been also visiting researcher at University of Barcelona, University of Milan, University of Exeter and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Belén Díaz Díaz:
PhD. in Economics and Business Sciences. Associate Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Cantabria (UC) – Spain. Since 1996, her research focuses on Corporate Finance and she has published scientific articles in relevant national and international journals (Social Review of Politics, Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Corporate Ownership & Control, Journal of Management and Governance, among others). Also, she has published books and she has participated in more than thirty national and international conferences showing the results of her research. The quality of her research was recognized with the “Sanchis Alcover Award”, awarded by the Scientific Association of Economy and Management in 2006. She has been visiting researcher at universities in the United States (University of Berkeley), Australia (University Technology Sydney), England (Staffordshire University and London School of Economics), Argentina (Universidad Nacional de Jujuy) and Chile (Universidad Internacional Sek). Since 1996, she has written several reports and R+D projects about different financial and economic issues commissioned by different public and private entities. She has been Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Business and Economics in the UC; ERASMUS Coordinator at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the UC; Director of the Area of Campus and Social Development at the UC dependent of the Vice-Chancellor of Campus and Social Development; and coordinator of the International Master in Banking and Financial Markets (organized jointly by UC and Santander Bank) in Spain and Brazil.
Esteban Fernández González:
Associate Professor at Universidad de Cantabria. His research field is Finance and Financial Markets. He has published several papers in these fields and he had attended to many conferences. He is also highly committed with University management where he´d hold different positions: Director of the business department, Erasmus Coordinator, Deputy Dean of Business and Economics Faculty and Coordinator of Master in banking and financial markets, which is promoved by University of Cantabria and Banco Santander.
Professor of Finance at University of Valladolid, Spain. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business and his Ph.D at the University of Valladolid (Spain) and MBA from Stern School of Business, New York University (USA). Fulbright Scholar from 1989 to 1991. He served as Vice Chancelor of Strategic Planning from 2006 to 2008 at University of Valladolid. He has published widely in corporate finance, banking and behavioural finance areas. His current research focus on banking strategies, behavioral finance, the relevance of institutional setting on corporate finance, and corporate governance, compensation and models of financial system.
Beatriz Fernández Muñiz:
Ph. D in Business Administration and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Oviedo. She is author of numerous articles and has published articles on topics related to occupational safety and risk management in prestigious international scientific journals in these fields of business organization.
José Manuel Montes Peón:
Ph. D. in Economics and Business Administration and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Oviedo. His research activity is developed in the fields of strategic management, competitive analysis, organizational learning, innovation, occupational risks and risk management.
Rebeca García Ramos:
PhD in Economics and Business Sciences. Assistant Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Cantabria (Spain). She has been visiting researcher of the Business School of the University of Essex (United Kingdom) and the University of Oviedo (Spain). Her researcher activity focuses on the fields of Finance and Business Administration, and she is author of chapters in books and national and international prestigious scientific journals in her field (Journal of Management & Organization, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Review of Managerial Sciences, Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting, Journal of Corporate Ownership & Control, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, among others). The results of her research papers have been presented at several national and international conferences. She is also referee of scientific journals in her field and has been part of various organizer committees of international conferences. The quality of her research has been recognized with, among others, the “Special Award to the Best Communications”, awarded by the Spanish Association of Accounting and Business Administration (AECA), the “Research Award of the Section of Family Business”, awarded by the Scientific Association of Economy and Business Management (ACEDE), and the “Jeff Rothstein Award for the Most Creative Paper”, granted by the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and Hubler Family Business Consultants. Her Doctoral Thesis on Corporate Governance was granted with the “Extraordinary Doctorate Award in Social and Juridical Sciences” of the University of Cantabria.
Camilo Jose Vázquez Ordás:
Ph. D. in Economics and Business Administration and Professor of Business Administration at the University of Oviedo. His research lines are related to industry analysis and business strategy, as well as the prevention of occupational risks, fields in which he has published more than 180 scientific papers. He has held various positions at the University of Oviedo and other institutions and companies, having been General Manager of the Gijón Chamber of Commerce and independent member of the board of directors in several family businesses. He has also done external consultancy for domestic banks for over 10 years.
Jens is currently serving as “Martin Currie Professor in Finance & Investment” at the University of Edinburgh. He had previously been part of the Department of Financial Stability of the Bank of Spain. His research focuses on banking and finance, topics on which he has published a large number of articles in prestigious journals, and also has developed educational programs for executives from major global banks. He is a regular lecturer at meetings organized by central banks, governments and international organizations, including the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Chicago and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington DC. In addition, he has been selected by the German magazine “Handelsblatt” as one of the most relevant 100 young economists under 40 years.
Gonzalo Llamosas García
Member of the research staff. BE in Economics at the University of Cantabria (UC) and M.A in Economic research at the University of Valladolid. PhD Candidate and junior researcher within the research group (Econpoint) led by Daniel Díaz Fuentes and Judith Clifton. He has participated as collaborator in EU and Spanish research projects, preparing reports and doing research with topics focused on citizens and household behavior in public services and financial markets. Participant as member of the organizing committee and also as lecturer in several conferences on financial economics and corporate finance. Publications: Earlier working papers on household finance and behavioral economics. Editor assistant of J. of Economic Policy Reform (ISI-indexed).