Fabio Braggion is Professor of Finance and Financial History at Tilburg University. His research focuses on two areas: -    The use of data from the past to understand how banks, companies and financial markets function. -    Understanding how recent developments in financial technologies are shaping the way financial intermediation and the related regulation works. He has been publishing in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. In September 2014, he has been awarded an NWO-VIDI grant. He is also CEPR (Centre of Economic and Policy Research) fellow and ECGI (the European Corporate Governance Institute) member. He received his PhD in economics from Northwestern University and his BA from Bocconi University.