Welcome to my homepage. Here you can learn about my research and teaching, find links to my latest working papers, research projects, conferences and much more. On October 1, 2015 I was appointed Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance and Banking at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands. I am currently also Professor Extraordinary at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, Visiting International Professor at the Universität Münster in Germany and Associate Professor of Finance at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands. I earned my doctorate at the University of Georgia in the USA in 1993.

My research focusses on retail banking, syndicated loans, project finance, banking market integration and - most recently - sustainable finance. My work has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Economic Policy, World Development, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance and Financial Management.

I received grants from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Dutch Science Foundation, the Academic Consortium for the 21st Century and the European Credit Research Institute, consulted with the EU and the Center for European Policy Studies and taught graduate courses in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. I am a member of the editorial boards of Applied Finance Letters and Finance Research Letters.