Our Research

"Combining interdisciplinary research and policy expertise to meet the demands of businesses, policymakers and the financial industry."

The Centre for Banking Research (CBR) brings together senior faculty members and promising young researchers with policymakers and bank practitioners through interdisciplinary research activity. Building upon rigorous academic analysis, CBR is in a unique position to develop topical and impactful research.

CBR members combine knowledge and tools from different disciplines to meet the challenges of cutting-edge research in academia and the external demands of businesses, policymakers and the financial industry. Our PublicationsWorking Papers, and Commissioned Research Reports are examples of interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the banking sector.

Which areas do we have particular expertise?

The Centre welcomes research in any area of banking. We place particular emphasis on the following topics:

  • Financial stability, bank regulation, supervision, and deposit insurance
  • Bank market structure
  • Investment and commercial banking
  • Innovation in banking
  • Fintech
  • Shadow banking
  • Valuation, performance, competition and efficiency
  • Risk management and corporate governance in banking
  • Cross-border banking and banking in emerging markets

CBR Conduct Costs Project report launched September 2020

The Centre for Banking Research launched the CBR Conduct Costs Project report in September 2020, at an online event ‘Monitoring Misconduct: Maintaining and Developing Banking Standards', where José Manuel Campa, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA), delivered a lecture about bank misconduct, banking standards and public trust in financial institutions.

The CBR Conduct Costs Project report discusses the financial consequences of bank misconduct for twenty of the world’s leading banks, from January 2008 to December 2018.