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Professor Claudia Girardone

Professor Claudia Girardone

Director of Research and Professor of Banking and Finance,
University of Essex

Claudia Girardone is Professor of Banking and Finance at Essex Business School of the University of Essex. She is also Director of the Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) and the School’s Director of Research. Professor Girardone has published over 50 articles on various aspects of banking and finance in books and peer-reviewed international journals. She is a co-author of the textbook Introduction to Banking (FT Pearson Education, 2015). She is currently on the editorial board of several journals including the Journal of Financial Economic Policy and The European Journal of Finance. Her current research areas are on banking sector performance and stability, bank corporate governance, the industrial structure of banking and access to finance.

  • Outlining my journey of pursuing a career in banking and finance research at University of Essex
  • Sharing the main challenges I encountered through my career path as a female researcher and the support I received in my institution
  • Exploring what problems I still see for female researchers at Essex (from early career to more senior) and what actions we are taking for supporting women doing research in the business school