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Allen N. Berger

Title: Carolina Distinguished Professor
H. Montague Osteen, Jr., Professor of Banking and Finance
Department: Department of Finance
Darla Moore School of Business
Email: aberger@moore.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-8440
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 457G
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Allen Berger

Background

Allen N. Berger is the H. Montague Osteen, Jr., Professor in Banking and Finance in the Finance Department, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, since 2008. He is also Ph.D. coordinator of the Finance Department, and Carolina Distinguished Professor of the University. Outside the University, he is currently President Elect of the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), and its 2021 Conference Coordinator, and 2022 Program Chair and President. He is also Senior Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and Fellow of the European Banking Center, and serves on the editorial boards of eight professional finance and economics journals. Professor Berger was editor of the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking from 1994-2001, is co-editor of eight special issues of various research journals, and co-organizer of a number of research conferences. He is also co-editor of all three editions of the Oxford Handbook of Banking, 2010, 2015, and 2019. His research covers a variety of topics related to financial institutions. He is co-author of Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises (2016, Elsevier), as well as TARP and other Bank Bailouts and Bail-Ins around the World: Connecting Wall Street, Main Street, and the Financial System (2020, Elsevier).

He has published over 150 research articles, including over 120 in refereed journals. These include papers in top finance journals, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Corporate Finance; top economics journals, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of Monetary Economics; and other top professional business journals, Management Science, Journal of Business, and European Journal of Operational Research. His research has been cited about 85,000 times according to Google Scholar, including 30 different articles with over 1,000 citations each, and has an h-index of 104. Professor Berger has at least one refereed article in every year but one since 1987. He has given invited keynote addresses on five continents, and has been a visiting scholar at several Federal Reserve Banks and central banks of other nations.

Professor Berger received the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation Award for Research in Professional Schools for 2018, and was named Professor of the Year for 2015-2016 by the Darla Moore School of Business Doctoral Students Association. He serves on the committees of many finance Ph.D. students. He also has won a number of best paper awards from different journals and finance conferences, and his papers have been lead articles in a number of different journals. He was Secretary/Treasurer, Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) from 2008-2016; and Senior Economist from 1989 to 2008 and Economist from 1982-1989 at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, and a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University in 1976.

Working Papers

Research 

His research covers a variety of topics related to financial institutions.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1983
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1979
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1976

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