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Ralph de Haas

Ralph de HaasRalph de Haas is the Director of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a part-time Professor of Finance at KU Leuven. He is also a CEPR Research Fellow; a member of the CEPR’s Research and Policy Network on Sustainable Finance; Fellow at the European Banking Center; Research Associate at the ZEW–Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research; and Practitioner Director at the Financial Management Association (FMA). He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Utrecht University and received the 2014 Willem F. Duisenberg Fellowship Prize. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics; Review of Financial Studies; Review of Finance; Journal of International Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics; the Journal of the European Economic Association and other peer-reviewed outlets.

His research lies at the intersection of empirical banking and development economics. He is particularly interested in firms’ and households’ access to financial services; the stability aspects of global banking; finance and green growth; and the role of gender in the economy.