Richard Portes, Professor of Economics at London Business School, is Founder and Honorary President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), inaugural holder (from 2014) of the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair at the European University Institute (part-time), and Co-Chair of the Board of Economic Policy, of which he was a co-Founder. He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy. He is a member of the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board, Chair of the ESRB’s Advisory Scientific Committee, and Co-Chair of the ESRB’s Joint Expert Group on Shadow Banking. He is also a member 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, then a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford (of which he is now an Honorary Fellow), and he has also taught at Princeton and Birkbeck College (University of London). He has been Distinguished Global Visiting Professor at the Haas Business School (UC Berkeley) and Joel Stern Visiting Professor of International Finance at Columbia Business School. He holds three honorary doctorates.  His current research interests are broadly in international macroeconomics and finance, focusing on  macroprudential regulation, European financial markets, and European integration. He has written recently on global imbalances, indirect contagion in financial markets, interconnectedness between banks and shadow banks, credit default swaps and Eurozone sovereign debt markets, Iceland’s capital controls, and the Greek crisis. Professor Portes was decorated CBE in the 2003 New Year’s Honours.