7 Feb 2019
UM Star Lecture in Frankfurt

Better finance for a better world?

What have we learned from the crisis, and what are the latest challenges facing the financial sector? How can we design future financial institutions and instruments to help shape a better world? To enable us to finance healthy buildings, to respond effectively to climate change and natural disasters? Take California: as the risk of earthquakes increases, how is this impacting the mortgage market? Does everyone in earthquake hotspots still get a home loan? Because what if a quake destroys their house, leaving no collateral? Will financial institutions discriminate in order to mitigate risks? What we want is a financial sector that is stable, and that fosters worldwide stability.

About the speaker

Jaap Bos

Dr Jaap Bos is professor of Banking and Finance and heads the Finance Department at Maastricht University. He is a leading expert on financial institutions, efficiency, productivity, technical transformation, innovation and competition. Jaap Bos holds a degree in International Economic Studies from UM, with a specialisation in monetary economics. As an applied economist, he loves combining methodologies in new and creative ways. One of his main lines of research is benchmarking. He also sees himself as an international economist, eager to learn from other countries' experiences. Jaap Bos has authored and contributed to a large number of books.

This lecture is part of traditional series of lectures for alumni; the UM Star Lectures. The other 13 lectures are organized in 13 different cities and 5 countries on the same day at the same time. This event is organized to reach out to and inspire alumni, share academic insights, experiences and memories and to create an interconnected UM Alumni Community.