Luc Laeven is Lead Economist in the Research Department of the IMF and Professor of Finance at Tilburg University. Prior to this, he was a Senior Economist at the World Bank. His research focuses on international banking and corporate finance and has been published in top academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He has also published books on Systemic Financial Crises: Containment and Resolution (Cambridge Univ Press), Deposit Insurance around the World (MIT Press), and Financial Crises: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses (IMF). He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).