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
|Office:||Darla Moore School of Business, Room 457G|
|Resources:||Curriculum Vitae [pdf]|
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 the Ph.D. coordinator of the Finance Department, and Carolina Distinguished Professor of the University. Currently, he is also Senior Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and Fellow of the European Banking Center. He also serves on the editorial boards of seven professional finance and economics journals. Professor Berger was editor of the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking from 1994-2001, has co-edited seven special issues of various professional journals, and has co-organized a number of professional research conferences. He also co-edited all three editions of the Oxford Handbook of Banking, 2010, 2015, and 2020. His research covers a variety of topics related to financial institutions. He is co-author of Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises (2016, Elsevier) and is currently co-authoring TARP and other Bank Bailouts and Bail-Ins around the World: Connecting Wall Street, Main Street, and the Financial System (2019, Elsevier).
He has published over 150 professional articles, including well over 100 in refereed journals. The latter includes 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, and Journal of Financial Intermediation; top economics journals, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of Monetary Economics; other top professional business journals, Management Science and Journal of Business. His research has been cited over 70,000 times according to Google Scholar, and he has given invited keynote addresses on five continents.
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 also has won a number of best paper awards at various finance conferences. He was Secretary/Treasurer, Financial Intermediation Research Society 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.
Liquidity creation data for virtually all banks in the US from 1984:Q1 - 2016:Q4 are currently available for research purposes at: people.tamu.edu/~cbouwman/. The data include well over 1 million bank-quarter observations.
- "Do Business Borrowers Benefit from Bank Bailouts? The Effects of TARP on Loan Contract Terms" [pdf] (with Tanakorn Makaew and Raluca Roman).
- "Do Bank Bailouts Reduce or Increase Systemic Risk? The Effects of TARP on Financial System Stability" [pdf] (with Raluca Roman and John Sedunov).
- "Do Small Banks Alleviate Households’ Financial Constraints? Surprising Evidence from the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers" [pdf] (with Felix Irresberger and Raluca A. Roman).
- "Does Efficiency Help Banks Survive and Thrive during Financial Crises?" [pdf] (with Albert Assaf, Raluca A. Roman, and Mike Tsionas).
- "Economic Policy Uncertainty and Bank Liquidity Creation" [pdf] (with Omrane Guedhami, Hugh H. Kim, Xinming Li).
- "The Effects of Cultural Values on Bank Failures around the World" [pdf] (with Xinming Li, Charles S. Morris, and Raluca A. Roman).
- "How Did Foreign Bank Lending Change during the Recent Financial Crisis? Evidence from a Very Comprehensive Dataset" [pdf] (with Tanakorn Makaew and Rima Turk-Ariss).
- "How Do Lead Banks Use their Private Information about Loan Quality in the Syndicated Loan Market?" [pdf] (with Lakshmi Balasubramanyan and Matthew M. Koepke)
- "How Does Competition Affect Bank Capital Structure? Evidence from a Natural Experiment" [pdf] (with Özde Öztekin and Raluca A. Roman).
- "Who Pays for Financial Crises? Price and Quantity Rationing of Different Borrowers by Domestic and Foreign Banks" [pdf] (with Tanakorn Makaew and Rima Turk-Ariss).
His research covers a variety of topics related to financial institutions.
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1983
- M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1979
- B.A., Northwestern University, 1976