Richard Portes appointed chair of the ESRB’s Advisory Scientific Committee

Friday, August 16, 2019

CEPR is pleased to announce that our Founder and Honorary President, Richard Portes has been appointed chair of the ESRB’s Advisory Scientific Committee.

The ESRB is responsible for warning of systemic risk in Europe’s financial system and proposing solutions. The technical committee provides advice to the board, and the Chair was previously held by CEPR Fellow Philip Lane, who last month moved to the ECB’s Executive Board.

Richard Portes is Professor of Economics at London Business School and Founder and Honorary President of CEPR. He is inaugural holder of the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair at the European University Institute, and Senior Editor and Co-Chairman of the Board of Economic Policy. He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy. He is Chair of the Advisory Scientific Committee to the European Systemic Risk Board, Co-Chair of the ESRB committee on shadow banking, member of the Steering Committee of the Euro50 Group and of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy.

Professor Portes was a Rhodes Scholar and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford (of which he is now an Honorary Fellow), and has also taught at Princeton, Harvard, and Birkbeck College (University of London). He has been Distinguished Global Visiting Professor at the Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley, and Joel Stern Visiting Professor of International Finance at Columbia Business School. He holds three honorary doctorates.

His current research interests include international macroeconomics, international finance, European bond markets, macroprudential policy and European integration. He has written extensively on globalisation, sovereign borrowing and debt, European monetary issues, European financial markets, international capital flows, centrally planned economies and transition, and disequilibrium macroeconomics.

You can read more about the appointment here

Professor Portes' Discussion Papers can be found here

A list of Professor Portes' VoxEU.org columns can be found here, including: