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Professor Javier Suarez

Professor of Banking and Finance
Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI)
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Javier Suarez, Professor of Banking and Finance, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI)
ECGI Research Associate (2004) :

Javier Suarez is Professor of Banking and Finance at CEMFI, Madrid, and a CEPR Research Fellow. He earned a PhD in Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. After a postdoctoral stay in Harvard University, he became a lecturer at the London School of Economics in 1994. He joined CEMFI in 1996, where he became a tenured Associate Professor in 2001 and a Full Professor in 2004. In 2011 he was a Swiss Finance Institute Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich, an invited lecturer at the Bank of Japan, and a visiting scholar at the New York Fed.

His research and teaching activities cover mainly the areas of corporate finance and banking, with a special focus on applications of contract theory and the analysis of bank regulation, venture capital, and the linkages between macroeconomics and finance. He has published in top economics and finance journals, including Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. He is an associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association since 2009. Since 2008, he has participated in numerous initiatives bringing together academics and policy makers for the discussion of key challenges for policies regarding banks, their regulation, and the wider implications for the economy.

Research Interests
Banking theory and regulation
Corporate finance
Financial contracts
Systemic risk
Venture capital

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