Jerry Hanweck

Gerald A. Hanweck is Professor of Finance in the School of Management at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and has been recently a Visiting Scholar in the Division of Insurance and Research of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He joined the faculty at George Mason in 1986, and teaches courses in corporate finance, applied global macroeconomics, financial institutions, and financial markets at the undergraduate and MBA levels. At the FDIC his research concentrates on the use of market information in bank risk management strategies, for use in establishing federal deposit insurance pricing, and the better identification of banks in financial distress. In this latter regard, scenario analyses are being developed relating macroeconomic factors to banking performance measures to better predict the effects of regional and macroeconomic cycles on banking company risk taking and vulnerability. He is widely published in Finance and Economics journals and is the joint author of two books with Bernard Shull. He has also served as consultant to government agencies, banks and business and as an expert witness in litigation involving financial institutions and government agencies. Dr. Hanweck received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining George Mason University, he was an economist in the division of Research and Statistics at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. Dr. Hanweck’s research interests include financial institutions and markets performance, public policy regarding these institutions and the structure of their markets, economic stabilization and monetary policy as they influence financial institutions and markets performance, and economies of scale and scope and mergers in the financial service industries. Presently, Professor Hanweck is working on issues of global banking concentration and the costs of systemic risk and moral hazard of “too-big-to-fail” financial institutions. He has published research on these topics in academic and professional journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Economics and Business, The Antitrust Bulletin, and Bankers Magazine. In addition to this research, Dr. Hanweck co-authored two books with Bernard Shull, Interest Rate Volatility: Understanding, Analyzing, and Managing Interest Rate Risk and Risk-Based Capital, published by Irwin Professional Publishing, January 1996 and Bank Mergers in a Deregulated Environment: Promise and Peril, Quorum Books, 2001.