On October 1, 2015 I was appointed Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance and Banking at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands. On September 3, 2021 I held my oratie, my inaugural speech entitled ‘Eén munt, één markt? 20 jaar bankieren met de euro’.
In my oratie, I address a topic that has been at the heart of my academic research agenda for the past two decades: Retail banking market integration in Europe. In particular, I discuss the following questions: Why does European retail banking market integration matter? Has the introduction of the euro fostered retail banking market integration in Europe? How integrated is the European retail banking market? Has the financial crisis changed our thinking about retail banking market integration? What challenges lie ahead in creating a stable and integrated banking market?
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Click here to view the recording of my inaugural speech at the Open Universiteit.
Click here to read the press release regarding my oratie.