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Jens Hagendorff

Martin Currie Professor in Finance & Investment, University of Edinburgh, UK

Jens Hagendorff is the Martin Currie professor in finance and investment at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, he was an economist in the regulation department of the Bank of Spain and a lecturer in finance at the University of Leeds. His research examines the impact of bank regulation and corporate governance on bank behavior. Professor Hagendorff’s work has appeared in the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and other highly ranked international journals.


Articles by this Author

  • Capital Regulation After the Financial Crisis
    by Jens Hagendorff, Francesco Vallascas
    The capital structure of banks differs in important aspects from that of nonfinancial firms. One such aspect is that bank managements need to comply with capital adequacy rules that impose minimum capital requirements. To justify regulatory interference in the capital structure of banks, financial economists point to an important moral hazard problem. The argument goes that, in the absence of regulatory capital requirements, bank shareholders...

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