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F. Allen

Franklin Allen (University of Pennsylvania & Imperial College London)


Franklin Allen is Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics and Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. He earned his BA in Economics and Computing Studies from the University of East Anglia and his MPhil and DPhil in Economics from the Oxford University.

Professor Franklin Allen’s visiting appointments was: University of Oxford; University of Tokyo; University of Frankfurt; Princeton University. He was also Adjunct Professor at the New York University.

Career and recent professional awards and teaching awards: Economic Theory Fellow 2013; Distinguished Scholar 2006, Eastern Finance Association; Distinguished Associate 2005, International Atlantic Economic Society; Donald P. Jacobs Award for the best paper in Volume 1 of the Journal of Financial Intermediation; Salomon-Smith Barney Prize for the best paper at the 1998 AFA meetings; Robert C. Witt Research Award for Outstanding Feature Article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, 1998; Lindback Teaching Award 2000-2001 (University Teaching Award); Anvil Teaching Award 1992-93, 1998-1999 (“Best Professor” award determined by MBA student votes); The Class of 1984 Teaching Award, 1996, 1997; Whatever It Takes Award 1995-96 (presented by Wharton Graduate Association) “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award” 2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2008-2009; MBA Excellence in Teaching Award 1989-90, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2008-2009; MBA Teaching Excellence in the Core Award 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2009-2010; MBA Core Curriculum Award 1995-1996, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-2001; The Wharton Award 2004; Wharton Undergraduate Teaching Award 1990-91.

Since 1991 Professor Allen is the Director of the Glenmede Portfolios and in 2000 he was the President of the American Finance Association.

Professor Franklin Allen’s research is focused on Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, Comparing Financial Systems and Financial Crises.

I. Angeloni

Ignazio Angeloni (European Central Bank)


Ignazio Angeloni joined Bruegel as a visiting fellow in June 2008 and is currently a Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank.

He has previously been the Director General Financial Stability, Head of ECB preparation for the SSM, and Adviser to the ECB Executive Board on European financial integration, financial stability and monetary policy. He is the coordinator and contributor to the the G20 monitor.

Before that, he was Director for International Financial Relations at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania.

His research interests include macro economics, central banking, financial markets and the economics and politics of European integration.

T. Foucault

Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris)


Thierry Foucault is the HEC Foundation Chair Professor of Finance at HEC, Paris and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy (CEPR). He has  Ph.D in Finance from HEC and has taught in various institutions (e.g., Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Carnegie Mellon University, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Studienzentrum Gerzensee, Saïd Business School).

His research focuses on the determinants of financial markets liquidity, the industrial organization of these markets, and their effect on the real economy. It is published in top-tier academic journals such as Journal of FinanceReview of Financial Studies, or Journal of Financial Economics.

He has received research awards from the Europlace Institute of Finance, the HEC Foundation, and the Analysis Group award for the best paper on Financial Markets and Institutions presented at the 2009 Western Finance Association (WFA) meetings.

He currently serves on the scientific committees of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the Research Foundation of the Banque de France, theGroup of Economic Advisors of the Committee of Economic and Markets Analysis of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and was a member the executive committee of the European Finance Association (EFA).

He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. He also was co-editor of the Review of Finance from 2009 to 2013. He co-authored, with Marco Pagano and Ailsa Röell, “Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence, and Policy", a textbook on the determinants of market liquidity published by Oxford University Press in 2013.

Intesa San Paolo
Dipartimento di Economia ICEF

European Investment Bank