Thomas P. Gehrig is a Professor of Finance at the University of Vienna. After studying economics at the universities of Frankfurt, Bonn and Berkeley he completed his Ph.D. at LSE. Prior to his current appointment he held academic positions at the University of Basel, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Freiburg. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR (London), ECGI (Brussels), SRC (LSE) and a member of the market structure research group of NBER. He held visiting and ajdunct appointments at numerous academic institutions including Bank of Finland, CEMFI (Madrid), Institut d'Analisi Economica CSIC (Barcelona), EIEF (Roma), Tilburg University, ULB Brussels, Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki), Rice University, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, FMG at London School of Economics, Wharton School in Philadelphia, Collegio Carlo Alberto (Moncalieri), University of Strasbourg, SOAS London and Stanford University. His research interests are market microstructure, information acquisition in incomplete markets, financial intermediation, financial geography and banking competition. His research is published in leading academic journals such as European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic & Management Strategy, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Markets, Review of Finance and Scandinavian Journal of Economics among others.