Laurent Weill is a Full Professor of Economics at the University of Strasbourg, where he is the Director of the university's research center in finance (LaRGE). His research interests include banking, corporate finance, and political economy, with a particular focus on emerging countries (China, Russia, Islamic finance). He has published about 130 papers, including in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Comparative Economics, World Development, and Public Choice. He has been a Research Fellow at the Bank of Finland, with which he has been regularly affiliated since 2008 and where he is currently a visiting researcher. He is a Visiting Professor at Charles University (Prague), Visiting Professor at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles), and a Senior Visiting Fellow at MGIMO University (Moscow). He has worked on research projects with Banque de France, Czech National Bank, and National Bank of Poland.
Elections Hinder Companies’ Access to Credit
A large body of literature has produced uncertain conclusions about how elections affect firms’ access to credit. In a wide-ranging analysis of...
Mobile Internet Is Changing Employment in Developing Countries, but Not Always as Expected
Scholars and policymakers have put much faith into the prospect of internet connectivity catalyzing development in low- and middle-income countries. In new...
Biden’s Second-Best Economic Agenda
Efficiency is out and political economy is in. But what does that imply about making good policy?
The Fed and Bank Failures
Viral Acharya and Raghuram Rajan explain how quantitative easing contributed to the problems underlying the recent bank failures such as that of...
Antitrust and Competition
Self-Preferencing Theories Need To Account for Exploitative Abuse
Patrice Bougette, Oliver Budzinski, and Frédéric Marty argue in their research that antitrust authorities on both sides of the Atlantic must take...
Antitrust and Competition
Startup Acquisitions Have Undecided Effects on Innovation and Economic Growth
Startups are a major driver of innovation, but many startups are acquired by large incumbents. Do these acquisitions stifle innovation or promote...
ESG & Corporate Governance
History Shows that Voluntary ESG Standards Lead to a More Focused ESG Disclosure
In recent years, ESG reports have become more common for publicly traded companies. However, critics have found the information they provide to...
Letters that Matter: How Interest Groups Shape Financial Legislation
Members of Congress are inundated with an avalanche of correspondence on a daily basis. But what persuades them to heed the call?...