Eminent financial economist Professor Amit Seru has been appointed by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) as the MAS Term Professor in Economics and Finance.
The term of the professorship runs from December 16 to 20. The Indian-origin economist will be hosted by the Department of Finance at the NUS Business School and the Economic Policy Group at the MAS during the term of the professorship.
Professor Seru is the Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance at Stanford University. His research focused on financial intermediation and regulation, interaction of the internal organisation of firms with financing and investment, as well as incentive provision in firms. He is a Senior Fellow at both the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Commenting on the appointment, Professor Andrew Rose, Dean, NUS Business School, said, “Professor Amit Seru is an esteemed figure in corporate finance who has produced influential research in fields such as financial regulation and incentive provision in firms. I look forward to his visit, and believe our faculty and students will benefit from their interactions with him.”
Edward Robinson, Deputy Managing Director (Economic Policy) and Chief Economist at MAS, added, “Professor Amit Seru’s wide-ranging research on banking regulations, firm behaviour and more recently, fintech and shadow banking, is most relevant to economic and financial policy work in Singapore. We are honoured to host him at MAS and look forward to a productive exchange of views with such an eminent scholar.”
At NUS, Professor Seru will be delivering a public lecture and engage faculty members and PhD students on their research. He will also conduct a seminar on the rise of fintech and shadow banks at MAS, and engage policymakers and economists on financial and macroprudential policy issues.