Dirk Schoenmaker is Dean of the Duisenberg school of finance. He is an expert in the areas of central banking, financial supervision and stability, and European financial integration. Before his appointment at the Duisenberg school in 2009, he served at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands. Dirk Schoenmaker was a member of the European Banking Committee as well as the Financial Services Committee of the European Union. In the 1990s, he served at the Bank of England and was a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund. Dirk Schoenmaker is a professor of Finance, Banking and Insurance at the VU University Amsterdam since 2004. He studied business economics and law at Erasmus University Rotterdam and earned his PhD in economics at the London School of Economics. He received the Barclays Global Investors Award for best paper at the European Finance Association Meetings in 2001. Dirk Schoenmaker has published widely in his area of expertise and is co-author of the textbook ‘European Financial Markets and Institutions’ published by Cambridge University Press.