Research Advisory Council

The Research Advisory Council advises the Executive Board and the Scientific Board in respect of the research agenda and its implementation, and assesses the scientific activities of SAFE. Also, the Council shall advise the Scientific Board in respect of allocating funds to the individual research projects and evaluate the research areas and research lab at regular intervals.


Tobias Adrian, Ph.D.Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
Prof. Arnoud Boot, Ph.D.
Professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, University of Amsterdam
Prof. Bernard Dumas, Ph.D. Professor of Finance, INSEAD
Prof. Wouter den Haan, Ph.D.Professor of Economics, London School of Economics
Prof. Dr. Gerard Hertig
(Vice Chair)
Professor of Law, ETH Zurich
Prof. Luc Laeven, Ph.D.Director-General, Research Department, European Central Bank
Prof. Karen Lewis, Ph.D.Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Prof. Dr. Olivia S. MitchellProfessor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Prof. Steven Ongena, Ph.D.Professor of Banking, University of Zurich
Prof. Frank Smets, Ph.D.Director General at the Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank