Professor Barbara Casu

Professor of Banking and Finance; Module Leader – International Banking


Professor Barbara Casu is a professor of banking and finance and the Director of the Centre for Banking Research at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass). She is also the Module Leader for the ‘International Banking’ course of our online MSc in Global Finance.

Barbara is the author of the popular textbook “Introduction to Banking” (Pearson FT) and recently co-edited the Palgrave Handbook of European Banking.

Her main research interests are in empirical banking, financial regulation, structured finance, and corporate governance.

Areas of expertise

  • Banking
  • Financial economics
  • Financial institutions
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial regulations

Recent publications

Li, J., Li, J., Zhu, X., Yao, Y. and Casu, B. (2020). Risk spillovers between FinTech and traditional financial institutions: Evidence from the U.SInternational Review of Financial Analysis, 71. doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2020.101544

Casu, B., Arnaboldi, F., Kalotychou, E. and Sarkisyan, A. (2020). The performance effects of board heterogeneity: What works for EU banks? European Journal of Finance, 26(10), pp. 897–924. doi:10.1080/1351847X.2018.1479719

Arnaboldi, F., Casu, B., Kalotychou, E. and Sarkisyan, A. (2020). Board diversity reforms: Do they matter for EU bank performance? European Financial Management, 26(2), pp. 416–454. doi:10.1111/eufm.12238

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