Hans Degryse is Professor of Finance at the Department of Accountancy, Finance and Insurance of the KU Leuven. He is also a research fellow at the CEPR, CESIfo, the European Banking Center (EBC), and TILEC, and is member of the academic council of EBC. Before joining Leuven in 2012, he was professor of finance at Tilburg University. His research focuses on financial intermediation, including theoretical and empirical banking as well as market microstructure. He has published in many journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and the Economic Journal, and it has been presented in leading international conferences such as the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the European Finance Association, and the Financial Intermediation Research Society. He co-authored, with Moshe Kim and Steven Ongena, the graduate textbook Microeconometrics of Banking: Methods, Applications and Results published by Oxford University Press. He has been advisor to the Dutch Ministry of Finance, ECB, NBB and OECD on topics regarding banking competition, regulation and retail banking. He obtained his PhD degree in economics from the University of Leuven.