PANEL 1 - Speaker

Professor José-Luis Peydró is a Professor of Finance at Imperial College London. His research on systemic risk, macroprudential policy and the causes and impact of financial crises has made a significant contribution to the development of a new regulatory paradigm for the financial sector following the 2008 financial crisis. Professor Peydró’s research interests span a wide range of factors affecting the stability of the financial system including credit markets, capital and liquidity, financial contagion, climate finance, FinTech and innovation in banking and financial services, and the globalisation of finance. An important part of his research is in macro-finance, in particular on monetary policy and finance. His research papers are among some of the most highly cited in banking and finance. His book written with Xavier Freixas and Luc Laeven, Systemic Risk, Crises, and Macroprudential Regulation (MIT Press 2015), made important steps to clarify the meaning of systemic risk in the financial system and macroprudential policy, identified lending booms as the greatest threat to future financial stability and suggested policy solutions. Professor Peydró maintains extremely strong links with industry, policymakers and regulators. He is currently consultant at the European Central Bank, at the European Investment Bank, at the European Banking Authority, Bank of England, and the Inter-American Development Bank, and has been Member in the European Systemic Risk Board, consultant at the Federal Reserve Board, IMF, European Commission, EBRD, World Bank (among other institutions). He is independent director at the General Board of Directors in the Catalan state-owned bank, at the Executive Committee, President of the Strategy and Sustainability Committee, member at the Risk and Audit Committee. A sought-after educator and speaker, he has presented his research in universities including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, NYU, LSE, Oxford and LBS. He has taught in-company executive education at the European Central Bank, and many other central banks. He is the Programme Director for the Imperial College Business School Executive Education programme FinTech: Innovative Banking.