Bristol has a banking research group that is among the largest in the UK. The group focuses on undertaking original research at the highest academic standards, and is useful for practitioners and regulators in the banking industry.
The group has undertaken both theoretical and empirical research and has been active in various areas of banking such as bank competition and financial stability, micro- and macro-prudential bank regulation, market discipline, systemic and non-systemic bank risk taking, monetary policy and bank lending, relationship lending, fintech, financial development and growth, the real effects of bank lending, the sovereign-bank nexus, bank capital structure, and financial contagion among others.
Faculty members of the banking group have published in leading journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Financial Stability, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research, the Journal of International Money and Finance and many other highly regarded international journals.
Members of the group frequently collaborate with policy institutions such as the World Bank, the Bank of England, and the European Central Bank among others.