Lamfalussy Research Fellowship
The Lamfalussy Fellowship programme was launched in 2003 and aims to promote high-quality research on the structure, integration and performance of the European financial system. The programme is named after the late Baron Alexandre Lamfalussy, the first President of the European Monetary Institute. Up to five fellowships are awarded annually and each fellowship is endowed with an honorarium of €10,000.
Alexandre Lamfalussy was one of the leading central bankers of his time and also one of the main supporters of a single capital market within the European Union. He was a member of the Delors Committee for the Study of European Economic and Monetary Union, the General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements and the first President of the European Monetary Institute (he was in charge of preparing the third stage of EMU). Furthermore, he was an Executive Director of Banque Bruxelles Lambert and the Chairman of EuroMTS. He also chaired the “Committee of Wise Men on the Regulation of European Securities Markets”, whose reform proposals were adopted by the European Council in Stockholm in March 2001.
Baron Lamfalussy was born in Hungary in 1929 and studied at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. He obtained a doctorate (DPhil) in economics from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College) and taught at the University of Louvain and Yale University. He was the author of numerous research articles and books on economic policy. He passed away on 9 May 2015.
About the fellowship
During their fellowship, the selected candidates are required to write a paper on a topic related to the Fellowship’s research priorities. Lamfalussy fellows are encouraged to present their papers at relevant ECB workshops and conferences and, ultimately, to have them published in leading refereed journals. Past Lamfalussy papers have been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies.
The call for projects is published in December each year.
We will be awarding up to five Lamfalussy Fellowships – each worth €10,000 – to researchers who will be working on projects related to any of the below research topics in 2021.
Possible research topics
Successful candidates will be required to write a research paper over the course of 2021 in one of the following areas:
- Banking and supervision
- implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for the financial sector, with a focus on corporate insolvencies, non-performing loans and zombie lending;
- cross-border mergers and consolidation of the banking sector;
- changes in banks’ business models.
- Non-bank finance
- the substitutability and complementarity of financial services offered by fintech and other non-bank intermediaries;
- implications for financial stability and monetary policy transmission;
- central bank digital currency.
- Future challenges for financial institutions, central banks and prudential authorities
- climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy;
- monetary policy challenges in a low interest rate environment;
- interaction between monetary and fiscal policy.
Lamfalussy Fellows are expected to present their papers at relevant ECB conferences and, ultimately, to have them published in the ECB Working Paper Series and in leading peer-reviewed journals.
Who can apply?
Applicants should be no more than 36 years old by the deadline for submission.
We particularly encourage PhD students whose research is at a very advanced stage and researchers at assistant professor level to apply.
Please note that none of the authors involved in the paper may be in an employment relationship with the ECB.
How do I apply?
Please submit your application in English and include:
- a cover letter
- your curriculum vitae
- two letters of recommendation
- a two-page research proposal falling under one of the topics mentioned above
- a statement indicating your current sources of funding and date of birth
Send your application by email to email@example.com before 24:00 CET no later than 31 January 2021.
To further enhance diversity, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates.
The selection committee will be composed of Marie Hoerova (ECB), Agnese Leonello (ECB), Simone Manganelli (ECB), Loriana Pelizzon (Goethe University Frankfurt), Morten Ravn (University College London) and Rafael Repullo (Center for Monetary and Financial Studies).
The selection committee aims to award five fellowships by April 2021.
Past Lamfalussy Fellows
|Brian Higgins||PhD student at Stanford||Macroprudential policy - Mortgage borrowing limits, house prices and default|
|Dick Oosthuizen and Ryan Zalla (joint project)||PhD students, University of Pennsylvania||Funding Deposit Insurance|
|Jing Zeng||Ass. Professor, Frankfurt School of Finance & Mgmt||Supervision of Multinational Banks - Voluntary Support and Ring-Fencing|
|Dmitry Kuvshinov||Ass.Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra||A long way down - bank capital and profitability|
|Emanuele Rizzo||Ass. Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics||The rise of debt crowdfunding - Dynamic impact on credit, labor, and investment|
|Bianca Barbaro||PhD student University of Bicocca, Milano||Optimal monetary and fiscal policy with non-performing loans|
|Robin Doettling||Assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam||Bank capital regulation in a zero interest environment|
|Matthias Meier||Assistant professor at University of Mannheim||Monetary policy, markup dispersion, and aggregate TFP|
|Gil Nogueira||PhD candidate at NYU Stern||The transmission of central bank asset purchases in distressed countries|
|Linda Schilling||Assistant professor at Ecole Polytechnique (CREST)||Central bank digital currency and the reorganization of the banking system|
|Kyle Dempsey||Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University||Macroprudential capital requirements with non-bank finance|
|Maria Loumioti||Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas||Lifting the banking veil: credit standards’ harmonization through lending transparency|
|Thomas Mosk||Assistant Professor, Goethe University Frankfurt||Limits to monetary policy transmission:
Evidence from corporate loan pricing
|Julia Schaumburg||Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam||Networking the yield curve|
|Olivier Wang||PhD candidate, MIT||Low interest rates, bank spreads and the macroeconomy|
|Ansgar Walther||Assistant Professor, Warwick Business School||Financial policy in an exuberant world|
|Eva Schliephake||Post-doctoral researcher, Institute of Financial Economics and Statistics of Bonn University||Upside down: banks, non-banks and negative interest rates|
|Laura Blattner||PhD student, Harvard University||When losses turn into loans: the cost of undercapitalized banks|
|Ralph Luetticke||Assistant Professor, University College of London||Monetary transmission through asset purchases in HANK|
|Vincent Maurin||Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics||Quantitative easing, asset liquidity and collateral availability|
|Anil Ari||University of Cambridge||Gambling traps|
|Andrade Bilan and Claire Celerier||University of Zurich||Credit supply and human capital: evidence from bank pension liabilities|
|David Martinez-Miera||Universidad Carkis III of Madrid||Markets, Banks and Shadow Banks|
|Nitya Pandalai-Nayar||University of Michigan||Convex supply curves|
|Michael Weber||University of Chicago||Price rigidities and the granular origins of aggregate|
|McMahon, Michael||University of Warwick||The long-run information effect of central bank communication||Journal of Monetary Economics (2019), Vol. 108, pp. 185-202.|
|Malamud, Semyon||Swiss Finance Institute - Zurich||Liquidity, innovation, and endogenous growth||Journal of Financial Economics (2019), Vol. 132, Issue 2, pp. 519-541.|
|Fornaro, Luca||Universitat Pompeu Fabra||Stagnation Traps||The Review of Economic Studies (2017), Vol. 85, pp. 1425-1470.|
|Neuhann, Daniel||University of Pennsylvania||Macroeconomic effects of secondary market trading|
|Roland, Isabelle||London School of Economics||The aggregate consequences of default risk: evidence from firm-level data|
|Berg, Tobias||University of Bonn||Got rejected? Real effects of not getting a loan||Review of Financial Studies 31(12), 4912-4957.|
|Cerqueiro, Geraldo||Universidade Católica Portuguesa||Collateral damage? On collateral, corporate financing and performance||Journal of Financial Intermediation, forthcoming under the title: “Collateral damaged? Priority structure, credit supply, and firm performance"|
|Gete, Pedro||Georgetown University||Lending standards and macroeconomic dynamics|
|Werger, Charlotte||European University Institute||Between capture and discretion - The determinants of distressed bank treatment and expected government support|
|Wolski, Marcin||University of Amsterdam||Interbank loans, collateral and modern monetary policy||Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2016), Vol. 73, pp. 388-416.|
|Korte, Josef||Goethe University||Wishful thinking or effective threat? Tightening bank resolution regimes and bank risk-taking||Journal of Financial Stability (2014), Vol. 15, pp. 264-281.|
|Sergeyev, Dmytro||Columbia University||Optimal macroprudential and monetary policy in a currency union|
|Sebestyén, Szabolcs||ISCTE-IUL Business School||The interdependence of credit risk between banks and sovereigns during the European debt crisis|
|Wieladek, Tomasz||Bank of England||Capital requirements, risk shifting and the mortgage market||Journal of Financial Intermediation (2018), Vol. 35, Part B, pp. 3-16.|
|Malherbe, Frederic||London School of Economics||Optimal capital requirements over the business and financial cycles||American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics (2020) Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 139-174.|
|De Bruyckere, Valerie||Ghent University||Systemic risk rankings and network centrality in the European banking sector|
|Taddei, Filippo||Collegio Carlo Alberto||Financial frictions, international capital flows and welfare|
|Bongaerts, Dion||Rotterdam School of Management||Alternatives for issuer-paid credit rating agencies|
|Parlatore, Cecilia||New York University||Fragility in money market funds: sponsor support and regulation||Journal of Financial Economics (2016), Vol. 121, pp. 595-623.|
|Pérez, Ander||Universitat Pompeu Fabra||Bank lines of credit as contingent liquidity: A study of covenant violations and their implications||Journal of Financial Intermediation, forthcoming|
|Ahnert, Toni||London School of Economics||Rollover risk, liquidity, and macro-prudential regulation||Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (2016), Vol. 48 (8), pp.1753-1785.|
|Buss, Adrian||Goethe University||Capital controls and international financial stability: a dynamic general equilibrium analysis in incomplete markets|
|Georg, Co-Pierre||Friedrich Schiller University Jena||Contagious herding and endogenous network formation in financial networks||Journal of Banking and Finance (2015), Vol. 50, pp. 273-285.|
|Riordan, Ryan||Karlsruhe Institute for Technology||High frequency trading and price discovery||Review of Financial Studies (2014), Vol. 27, No 8, pp. 2267-2306.|
|Steffen, Sascha||University of Mannheim||On the importance of prior relationships in bank loans to retail customers||Journal of Financial intermediation (2017), Vol. 31, pp. 1-15 under the title “What do a million observations have to say about loan defaults? Opening the black box of relationships”.|
|Gourio, François||Boston University||Macroeconomic implications of time-varying risk premia||American Economic Review (2012), Vol. 102, No 6, pp. 2734-2766.|
|Pukthuanthong, Kuntara||San Diego State University||Internationally correlated jumps||Review of Asset Pricing Studies (2015), Vol. 5, No 1, pp. 92-111.|
|Sarkisyan, Anna||City University London||Retained interests in securitisations and implications for bank solvency|
|Cohen-Cole, Ethan||University of Maryland||Monetary policy and capital regulation in the US and Europe||International Economics (2013), Vol. 134, pp. 56-77.|
|Faia, Ester||Goethe University||Credit risk transfers and the macroeconomy||Macroeconomic Dynamics (2018), Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 1096-1111.|
|Korinek, Anton||University of Maryland||Systemic risk-taking - Amplification effects, externalities, and regulatory responses|
|Martin, Alberto||Universitat Pompeu Fabra||Theoretical notes on bubbles and the current crisis||IMF Economic Review (2011), Vol. 59, No 1, pp. 6-40.|
|Petrasek, Lubomir||Penn State University||Multimarket trading and the cost of debt - Evidence from global bonds||Journal of Banking & Finance (2012), Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 2110-2121.|
|Dorn, Daniel||Drexel University, LeBow College of Business||Investors with too many options?|
|Fernandes, Nuno||Universidade Católica Portuguesa - FCEE||On the fortunes of stock exchanges and their reversals - Evidence from foreign listings||Journal of Financial Intermediation (2014), Vol. 23, No 2, pp. 157-176.|
|Ratnovski, Lev||Bank of England||The dark side of bank wholesale funding||Journal of Financial Intermediation (2011), Vol. 20, No 2, pp. 248-263.|
|White, Lucy||Harvard Business School||Reputational contagion and optimal regulatory forbearance||Journal of Financial Economics (2013), Vol. 110, No 3, pp. 642-658.|
|Yue, Vivian Z.||New York University||Interest rate swaps and corporate default||Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2018), Volume 88, pp. 104-120.|
|Matos, Pedro||USC Marshall School of Business||Universal banks and corporate control - Evidence from the global syndicated loan market||Review of Financial Studies (2012), Vol. 25, No 9, pp. 2703-2744.|
|Montoriol-Garriga, Judit||Universitat Pompeu Fabra||Bank mergers and lending relationships|
|Roscovan, Viorel||Tilburg University, CentER||Bank loan announcements and borrower stock returns - Does bank origin matter?||International Review of Finance (2013), Vol. 13, No 2, pp. 137-159.|
|Schaeck, Klaus||University of Southampton||Competition, Efficiency and Stability in Banking||Financial Management (2014), Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 215-241.|
|Zhang, Xiaoyan||Cornell University||International stock return comovements||Journal of Finance (2009), Vol. 64, No 6, pp. 2591-2626.|
|Ehling, Paul||BI Norwegian Business School||Do international portfolio investors follow firms' foreign investment decisions?|
|Gürkaynak, Refet||Bilkent University||Convergence and anchoring of yield curves in the euro area||Review of Economics and Statistics (2011), Vol. 93, No 1, pp. 350-364.|
|Huang, Rocco||The World Bank||Evaluating the real effect of bank branching deregulation - Comparing contiguous countries across U.S. state borders||Journal of Financial Economics (2008), Vol. 87, No 3, pp. 678-705.|
|Obreja, Iulian||Carnegie Mellon University||The pricing of risk in European credit and corporate bond markets||Review of Finance (2010), Vol. 14, No 2, pp. 189-233.|
|Rocholl, Jörg||The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||The price of liquidity - The effects of market conditions and bank characteristics||Journal of Financial Economics (2011), Vol. 102, No 2, pp. 344-362.|
|Becker, Bo||University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign||The effect of financial development on the investment-cash flow relationship - Cross-country evidence from Europe||B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2010), Vol. 10, No 1, pp. 1-49.|
|Cantillon, Estelle||Université Libre de Bruxelles, ECARES||How and when do markets tip? Lessons from the battle of the bund|
|Champonnois, Sylvain||Princeton University||Comparing financial systems - A structural analysis|
|Hainz, Christa||University of Munich||Acquisition versus greenfield - The impact of the mode of foreign bank entry on information and bank lending rates||Journal of Comparative Economics (2014), Vol. 42, No 1, pp. 160-177.|
|Dvorak, Tomas||Union College||European Union enlargement and equity markets in accession countries||Emerging Markets Review (2006), Vol. 7, No 2, pp. 129-146.|
|Giannetti, Mariassunta||Stockholm School of Economics||Financial integration and entrepreneurial activity - Evidence from foreign bank entry in emerging markets||Review of Finance (2009), Vol. 13, No 2, pp. 181-223.|
|Koren, Miklós||The Federal Reserve Bank of New York||Technological diversification||American Economic Review (2013), Vol. 103, No 1, pp. 378-414.|
|Kollo, Michael||London School of Economics||Underwriter competition and gross spreads in the eurobond market|
|Lane, Philip||Trinity College Dublin||Global bond portfolios and EMU||International Journal of Central Banking (2006), Vol. 2, pp. 1-23.|
|Albuquerque, Rui||Boston University||International equity flows and returns: A quantitative equilibrium approach||Review of Economic Studies (2007), Vol. 74, No 1, pp. 1-30.|
|Iori, Giulia||City University London||An analysis of systemic risk in alternative securities settlement architectures||E.J. Konotghiorghes, B. Rustem and P. Winker (eds.), Computational Methods in Financial Engineering, Springer, Heidelberg, 2008.|
|Kaas, Leo||University of Konstanz||Financial market integration and loan competition - When is entry deregulation socially beneficial?|
|Menkveld, Albert J.||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam||Euro area sovereign yield dynamics - The role of order imbalance|