- Francesco Vallascas
- University of Leeds
- Professor of Banking in the Accounting and Finance Division
Francesco Vallascas is professor of banking in the accounting and finance division at the University of Leeds, Leeds, England. Vallascas has previously worked as a lecturer in financial intermediation at the University of Cagliari in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. He has collaborated with academics in Germany, Sweden, and the U.S. and with policymakers from several organizations. He is the deputy director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Finance (CASIF) and the deputy director of the International Banking Institute at the Leeds University Business School. His research interests are in bank regulation, governance and systemic risk of European and U.S. banks. In particular, Vallascas has examined the effectiveness of corporate governance and regulatory mechanisms in limiting risk-taking by banks. He has collaborated with the European Commission on several research projects.