Michael Brei is Professor of Economics at the University of Lille. He is presently Vice Dean for International Relations at the Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences, Geography and Planning (FaSEST). In this position, he is dedicated to foster the internationalization of study programs. He also is Program Coordinator for the 1st year of the Master in Banking and Finance (Master MBFA – Monnaie, Banque, Finance, Assurance). During his career, he has worked as Lecturer at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (2015-2018), Assistant Professor at the University Paris Nanterre (2010-2015) and Research Assistant at the Bank for International Settlements (2009-2010).
Michael's research has examined subjects such as the effects of the Basel III capital regulation on the pro-cyclicality of the banking sector. He has also studied the banking markets of Central America and the Caribbean focusing on financial transparency, bank intermediation margins and sovereign risk spillovers. He has published in recognized international journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Economic Policy and the Journal of International Money and Finance. His work has been widely cited in academic studies and the international media including The Economist in May 2021. Michael has served as consultant for the Bank for International Settlements, World Bank, International Labor Office and the European Parliament.
Michael holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bonn within the European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics (Bonn Graduate School of Economics & Paris School of Economics), where he also obtained his Master degree in Economics.