Invited Speakers
We are pleased to announce that distinguished scholars Steven OngenaJosé María Labeaga, and Ricardo Gimeno will join the conference as the keynote speakers.

Steven Ongena is a professor of banking at the University of Zurich, a senior chair at the Swiss Finance Institute, a research professor at KU Leuven, and a research fellow in financial economics of CEPR. He is also a research professor at the Deutsche Bundesbank. He has been cited more than 12,000 according to Google Scholar and published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Management Science, Review of Finance, and Review of Financial Studies, among other journals. He co-authored, with Hans Degryse and Moshe Kim, the graduate textbook Microeconometrics of Banking: Methods, Applications and Results published by Oxford University Press. He is currently a co-editor of Economic Inquiry, the International Review of Finance and the Journal of Financial Services Research, and an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Stability, Economic Notes, the Asian Review of Financial Research, the Journal of Financial Management, Markets and Institutions, and the Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences. In past, he has served as a co-editor for the Review of Finance and as an associate editor for the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Financial Services Research, the European Economic Review and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among other journals. He is a fellow of CFS and serves on the scientific advisory board of EBES, FINEST, GOLCER, the Halle Institute for Economic Research, IBEFA, the Research Data and Service Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank and SAFE.

José María Labeaga is a full professor of economics at the National Distance Education University (UNED), where he was the director of the Graduate School and he is now Director of the Ph.D. Program in Economics and Business. He is also a member of the research group ERGON (Economic Research in Energy Efficiency) and Research Affiliated at Economics for Energy. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Sustainability and he has served as editor and associate editor of several academic journals and as a referee for more than 50 international journals. He was also General Director of the Spanish Institute for Fiscal Studies and director of the Chair FEDEA-BBVA of New Consumers. His papers have been published in journals such as the Economic Journal, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economics Letters, Health Economics, and many other academic journals. His current research interests lie in fields like the analysis of individual behavior in demand, consumption and labor supply decisions, as well as microsimulation and evaluation of public policies.

Ricardo Gimeno
is the head of the Market Analysis and Intelligence Division at the Banco de España. Prior to this position, he worked as visiting economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), visiting professor at CEMFI (Spain), part-time visiting professor at the New York University, senior economist at the European Central Bank, visiting fellow at the International Center of Finance, Yale University (U.S.A.) and Assistant Professor at ICADE (Spain). He is a well-known academician who has published articles in many leading journals such as the Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Banking and Finance. His current research interests include asset pricing, inflation expectation, and corporate governance.

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