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Department of Finance Prof. Dr. Steven Ongena

Prof. Dr. Steven Ongena

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, Sir?

Often attributed to Keynes, but may have to be attributed to Samuelson.

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Steven Ongena is a professor of banking in the Department of Finance at the University of Zurich, a senior chair at the Swiss Finance Institute, a research professor at KU Leuven, a research professor at the NTNU Business School, and a research fellow in financial economics of CEPR. He is also a research professor at the Deutsche Bundesbank and a regular research visitor at the European Central Bank. He is publishing in economics, finance, law and management journals. Before moving to Zurich, he taught at CentER-Tilburg University and BI Norwegian Business School and was at the University of Oregon (PhD), SOR-BE (OF-1), University of Alberta (MA), and KU Leuven (MBA, Hir). In 2017 he received an ERC Advanced Grant and in 2012 the NYU-Fordham-RPI Rising Star in Finance Award.

Research interests

Banking, sustainable finance, applied microeconometrics.