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I am an Associate Professor in Finance at the Essex Business School of the University of Essex and the director of the Essex Finance Centre. My research interests span the area of financial intermediation with a specific interest in the empirical analysis of the financial sector and its regulation. I analyze issues related to gender diversity; monetary policy; political economy of central banks; bank competition and financial regulation; and financial networks. I was a visiting scholar at Banco de Portugal, Bank of Finland (Suomen Paki), BIS, Imperial Business School and Michigan State University.