Larissa Schäfer is an Associate Professor of Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a Research Affliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, Lancaster University, and Bayes Business School as well as a consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a Junior Fellow of the European Banking Center at Tilburg University. Larissa Schäfer works in the area of financial intermediation and international finance. Her research has been published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Finance and Management Science. She received a PhD in Finance from Tilburg University.