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Richard Portes

Part-time Professor - Tommaso Padoa Schioppa Chair

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Tel. [+39] 055  4685 - 723  

Office: Villa Raimondi, VR027

Administrative Assistant: Sarah St John



Biographical Note

Richard Portes, Professor of Economics at London Business School, is Founder and Honorary President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), inaugural holder of the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair at the European University Institute, and Co-Chair of the Board of Economic Policy. He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy. He is Vice-Chair of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (and Co-Chair of the ESRB’s Joint Expert Group on Shadow Banking), of the Steering Committee of the Euro50 Group, and of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy. He is an Academic Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute at LBS.

Professor Portes was a Rhodes Scholar and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford (of which he is now an Honorary Fellow) and has also taught at Princeton and Birkbeck College (University of London). He has been Distinguished Global Visiting Professor at the Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley, and Joel Stern Visiting Professor of International Finance at Columbia Business School. He holds three honorary doctorates. 

Curriculum Vitae


Recent Publications

  • ‘Regime-dependent sovereign risk pricing in the Euro crisis’ (with Anne-Laure Delatte and Julien Fouquau), forthcoming in Review of Finance.
  • ‘All’s Well that Ends Well? Resolving Iceland’s Failed Banks’  (with Fridrik Mar Baldursson and Eiríkur Elís Thorlaksson), CEPR Discussion Paper 11185, March 2016.
  • ‘Indirect contagion: the policy problem’ (with L Clerc, A Giovannini, S Langfield, T Peltonen, M Schleicher), European Systemic Risk Board Occasional Paper 9, January 2016.
  • ‘Greece: seeking a way forward’ (with Elias Papaioannou and Lucrezia Reichlin), VoxEU 19 June 2015
  • ‘Capital controls and the resolution of failed cross-border banks: the case of Iceland’ (with Fridrik Mar Baldursson). Capital Markets Law Journal (2014), 9 (1), 40-54.
  • ‘Macroprudential policy and monetary policy’, in D. Schoenmaker (ed.), Macroprudentialism, CEPR Press, December 2014. 

Research Interests

His current research interests include international macroeconomics, international finance, macroprudential regulation, European bond markets and European integration. He has written extensively on globalisation, sovereign borrowing and debt, European monetary issues, European financial markets, credit default swaps, and international capital flows. Professor Portes was decorated CBE in the 2003 New Year’s Honours.



English (mother tongue)

French (fluent)



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