Amine Tarazi

Professor of Economics

Senior Fellow Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

Director of Research Center LAPE and Master and PhD programs in Banking and Finance

LAPE, Université de Limoges, 5 rue Félix Eboué, 87031 Limoges, France

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Amine Tarazi is a professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Limoges (France) where he is currently the Director of a research center, LAPE, and Head of Master and PhD programs in Banking and Finance. He was appointed as a senior fellow of IUF (Institut Universitaire de France) in 2017 for recognition of his research achievements and was awarded the Kuwait Prize in 2020. He served as a Vice-President in charge of Research and President of the Scientific Board of the University and as head of the Economics Department and head of international affairs. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Limoges in 1992 and holds a MSc in Money, Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham (UK). He also served as a research consultant for ACPR (French Prudential Supervisory Authority), where he is currently a member of the Scientific Committee, and has visited universities in many countries. He is a research fellow of many organizations such as Louis Bachelier Institute and ERF (Economic Research Forum). He has coordinated several European Commission backed research projects and other international research programs and grants. In particular, he has acted as the global coordinator of the European Commission ASIALINK/B7-301/2005/105-139 program and is currently the global coordinator of the European Commission OPTBANK program involving various universities in Europe and Asia. He is currently an editor of Islamic Economics and Finance Letters and an associate editor of the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, the Journal of Financial Stability, the European Journal of Finance and other Finance and Economics Journals. He has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance. His current research interests relate to financial institutions, bank risk and prudential regulation. He has on his record more than 100 publications and 250 conference presentations. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Journal of Operational Research and others.







Selected Publications (see long CV for full list).

  • “Does banks’ systemic importance affect their capital structure and balance sheet adjustment processes ?”, with Y. Bakkar and O. DeJonghe, Journal of Banking and Finance, Volume 151, June 2023, 105518. (Available online 7 March 2019)
  • “Individualism, formal institutional environments, and bank capital decisions”, with M. Bitar, Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 76, October 2022 (Available online 15 July 2022, 102244)
  • “Liquidity Regulation and Bank Lending”, with F. Ananou, J. O. S. Wilson and D. Chronopoulous, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 69, August 2021, 101997.
  • “Do banks change their liquidity ratios based on network characteristics ?”, with I. Distinguin and A. Mahdavi-Ardekani, European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 285, Issue 2, 1 September 2020, Pages 789-803.
  • “Creditor rights and bank capital decisions: Conventional vs. Islamic banking”, with M. Bitar, Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 55, April 2019, Pages 69-104.
  • “The Joint Regulation of Bank Liquidity and Bank Capital”, with R. DeYoung and I. Distinguin, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Vol.34, April 2018, Pages 32-46.
  • “Non-Interest Income and Bank Lending”, with P. Abedifar and Phil Molyneux, Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 87, February 2018, Pages 411-426.
  • “The benefits and costs of geographic diversification in banking”, with C. Meslier, D. Morgan, K. Samolyk, Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 69, December 2016, Pages 287–317.
  • “Finance-Growth Nexus and Dual-Banking Systems : Relative Importance of Islamic Banks”, with P. Abedifar and I. Hasan, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 132, Supplement, December 2016, Pages 198–215.
  • “Islamic Banking and Finance : Recent Empirical Literature and Directions for Future Research”, with P. Abedifar, S. Ebrahim, P. Molyneux, Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 29, issue 4, pages 637–670, September 2015.
  • “Political connections, bank deposits, and formal deposit insurance”, with E. Nys and I. Trinugroho, Journal of Financial Stability, Volume 19, August 2015, Pages 83–104.
  • “Excess control rights, financial crisis and bank profitability and risk”, with N. Zedek, Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 55, June 2015, Pages 361–379.
  • “Excess control rights, bank capital structure adjustments and lending”, with L. Lepetit and N. Zedek, Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 115, Issue 3, March 2015, Pages 574–591.
  • “Is Bank Income Diversification Beneficial ? Evidence from an Emerging Economy”, with C. Meslier and R. Tacneng, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, vol. 31, July 2014, pp. 97-126.
  • “Bank opacity, intermediation cost and globalization : Evidence from a sample of publicly-traded banks in Asia”, with W. Soedarmono, Journal of Asian Economics, vol.29, December 2013, pp. 91-100
  • “Risk in Islamic Banking”, with P. Abedifar and Phil. Molyneux, Review of Finance, vol. 17 (6), November 2013, pp. 2035-2096.
  • “Ex ante capital position, changes in the different components of regulatory capital and bank risk”, with B. Camara and L. Lepetit, Applied Economics, vol. 45 (34), pp. 4831-4856, 2013.
  • “Bank Regulatory Capital and Liquidity : Evidence from US and European publicly traded banks”, with I. Distinguin and C. Roulet, Journal of Banking and Finance, vol.37, September 2013, pp. 3295-3317.
  • “Interbank Deposits and Market Discipline : Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe”, with I. Distinguin and T. Kouassi, Journal of Comparative Economics, Volume 41, Issue 2, May 2013, 544–560
  • “Ownership structure and risk in publicly held and privately owned Banks”, with T. Barry and L. Lepetit, Journal of Banking and Finance, vol.35(5), 2011
  • “The Expansion of Services in European Banking : Implications for Loan Pricing”, with L. Lepetit, E. Nys and Ph. Rous, Journal of Banking and Finance, 32, 2325-2335, Nov. 2008.
  • “Bank Income Structure and Risk : An Empirical Analysis of European Banks”, with L. Lepetit, E. Nys and Ph. Rous, Journal of Banking and Finance, 32, 1452-1467, August 2008
  • “Market Discipline and the Use of Stock Market Data to Predict Bank Financial Distress”, with I. Distinguin and Ph. Rous, Journal of Financial Services Research, vol 30, n° 2, October 2006.
  • “Does diversity of bank board members affect performance and risk? Evidence from an emerging market,” with B. Setiyono, in Corporate Governance in Banking and Investor Protection: From Theory to Practice. Editors : Díaz Díaz, Belén, Idowu, Samuel O., Molyneux, Philip, Springer, 2018.
  • “Bank capital, self-interested managers and the cost of intermediation : Evidence from Indonesian monthly bank data”, with Ph. Rous and W. Soedarmono”, in Crises et régulation bancaires. Les cheminements de l’instabilité et de la stabilité bancaires, Editorial coordination by H. Bonin and J.M. Figuet, Droz, Geneva, December 2015.
  • “Banking in France”, with L. Lepetit and C. Meslier, in The Palgrave Handbook of European Banking, T. Beck, B. Casu Editors, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2016.
  • Special issue 8th annual conference on Risk, Financial Stability and Banking: “New challenges in banking and financial stability across the world”, Journal of Financial Stability, Guest Editor: Amine Tarazi, Vol. 19, August 2015.
  • “Ex ante capital position, changes in the different components of regulatory capital and bank risk”, with B. Camara and L. Lepetit, Débats économiques et financier, Juin 2013
  • “La Bourse” with D. Goyeau, 24 pages, Encyclopedia Universalis, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2013.
  • “Les places financières mondiales : quelles évolutions ? » , en collaboration avec D. Goyeau, in Cahiers français, La Documentation française, n° 375, juillet-août 2013.
  • “Qu’est ce que la Bourse ?” , with D. Goyeau, in Cahiers français, La Documentation française, n° 361, mars-avril 2011
  • “The Use of Accounting Data to Predict Bank Financial Distress in MENA Countries” with I. Distinguin and I. Hasan in “Shocks vulnerability and therapy”, selected papers from ERF 16th Annual Conference, 2011
  • “Safety and Soundness of the financial system in South East Asia”, Philippine Management Review, special issue, Carlos Bautista and Amine Tarazi editors, vol. 18, 2011
  • “Finance” with D. Goyeau, 560 pages, Manuel BU Limoges, 2003/2008/2009.
  • “Concurrence et mutations des marchés financiers en Europe”, with D. Goyeau, in Cahiers français, La Documentation française, n° 331, March-April 2006.
  • “La Bourse”, with D. Goyeau, 128 pages, coll. « Repères », édts La Découverte, Feb. 2006.
  • “A quoi sert la bourse ?” , en collaboration avec D. Goyeau, in Les Désordres de la Finance, D. Plihon Ed., Le tour du sujet Universalis, 2004.
  • “Les produits dérivés” , en collaboration avec D. Goyeau, in Les Désordres de la Finance, D. Plihon Ed., Le tour du sujet Universalis, 2004.
  • “Théorie Financière : systèmes et marchés financiers” en collaboration avec D. Goyeau, ouvrage réalisé pour le CNED (enseignement à distance), 340 pages, 1999, 2005.
  • “Mutations et fragilisation des systèmes financiers” chapitre 6 (35 pages) in Problèmes Économiques et Sociaux Contemporains, Cujas, 1998.
  • “Risque bancaire, déréglementation financière et réglementation prudentielle “, 369 pages, PUF, 1996.
  • “Value Relevance of Earnings of Multinational Firms: Regulatory Regimes Associated with Foreign Subsidiaries”, with I. Hasan, I. Siraj and K. Wu.
  • “Accounting Regulations, Stock Price Informativeness, and Stock Crash Risk: Evidence from Global Banking Industry” coauthored with Iftekhar Hasan, Dean John and Liang Song.
  • “Market liquidity shortage and banks’ capital structure and balance sheet adjustments: evidence from U.S. commercial banks”, with T. Barry and A. Diabate,
  • “Interbank network characteristics, monetary policy “News” and sensitivity of bank stock returns” with I. Distinguin and A. Mahdavi-Ardekani

Current Positions: Full Professor since 1994 promoted to First Class in 1999 and Outstanding Class in 2009, Director of Research Laboratory LAPE (UR 13335), since 2006, group of 30 scholars, Director of the Banking and Finance Master and Ph.D. Programs, since 2004. Past positions: Vice President of the University in charge of Research (2000-2005), Head of international affairs (1995-2000), Head of Economics Department (1996-2010), Head of International links, faculty of Law and Economics (2006-2015), Assistant Professor (1990-1992), Associate Professor (1992-1994). Other Duties: Research Consultant, Banque de France, Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel (Bank Supervision Authority), 2009-2011; Member of the scientific committee of ACPR (French Prudential Regulatory Authority) since 2015; Research Fellow Economic Research Forum (ERF), since 2013; Coordinator of European Commission ASIALINK/B7-301/2005/105-139 program, 2005-2008; Senior Fellow Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), 2017-2022; Coordinator of European Commission Capacity Building OPTBank project, 2017-2020; World Class Professor, Ministry of Research and Higher Education Indonesia, July-August 2018; Louis Bachelier Fellow, since 2021; Advisory board member UNS, Indonesia.   Professional membership: CIFER, GFG, AEA, AFA, FMA, MFA, SWFA, WEAI, CNRS GDRE “Money, Banking and Finance”, Founder member of FINEST.

  • Editor: Islamic Economics and Finance Letters, Associate Editor: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Banking and Finance (past 2013-2017); Journal of Financial Stability; European Journal of Finance; International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance; Global Finance Journal; International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management;
  • Editorial board member: International Review of Accounting, Banking, and Finance; Journal of Risk and Financial Management; Journal of Governance and Regulation; Review of Business; Banks and Banking Systems; Ventura, the Journal of Economics, Business, and Accountancy; Istanbul Journal of Economics (advisory board); Sriwijaya International Journal of Dynamic Economics and Business (advisory board) ;
  • Member of editorial board, research centers: CIFER (Loughborough University); GFC (Past, Birmingham University).

Undergraduate courses in Microeconomics, Undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Banking, Financial Intermediation, Bank Regulation, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Financial market training course: Euronext Paris Stock Exchange.

University of Birmingham (UK), University of Paris 1, University of Toulouse 1, University of La Reunion, University of the Philippines, New York University, Gadjah Mada University, Sebalas Maret, National Chengchi University, Chapman, INTI, Monash Malaysia, etc.

Local or global coordinator of 35 research projects/grants of which 27 international projects under my supervision.

Local coordinator of 4 European Commission research projects and 2 research projects for French Planning Commission and Ministry of Finance.

Coordinator of international projects: Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) project, International Research Group on Financial Stability, Orchid project (Taiwan), DIKTI-SCAC Nusantara (Indonesia), Hibiscus (Malaysia), European Commission ASIALINK/B7-301/2005/105-139 ProgramEuropean Commission Capacity Building OPTBANK project, Europlace Institute of Finance, EU Federation, Smith Richardson Foundation, ANR (French National Research Agency), FRGS, MyTiger, etc.

  • ANR (French National Research Agency),
  • ANRT (Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie, France),
  • SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada),
  • FNRL (Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg),
  • ESF (European Science Foundation)….
  • British Academy
  • ANVUR (Italian Research and University Evaluation Agency)
  • FWO (Research Foundation Flanders)
  • NCN (Executive Government Agency of National Science Centre, Poland)
  • QNRF (Qatar National Research Fund)

Céline Crouzille, 1999 ; Laetitia Lepetit, 2001 ; Fabrice Aléonard, 2002 ; Marie-cécile Paillier, 2003 ; Emmanuelle Nys, 2003 ; Talal Suleiman, 2004 ; Ould Isselmou Mohamed Ahid, 2004 ; Chawki El Moussawi, 2004 ; Aliou Diop, 2006 ; Rana Mansour, 2007 ; Musa Foudeh, 2007 ; Hicham Benfeddoul, 2007 ; Isabelle Distinguin, 2008 ; Fouad Machrouh, 2008 ; Alain Angora, 2009 ; Boubacar Camara, 2010 ; Thierno Barry, 2010 ; Wahyoe Soedarmono, 2011 ; Caroline Roulet, 2011, Ruth Tacneng, 2013 ; Tchudjane Kouassi, 2013 ; Pejman Abedifar, 2013 ; Irwan Trinugroho, 2014 ; Nadia Zedek, 2014 ; Bowo Setiyono, 2015 ; Ha Pham, 2015 ; Tammuz Al Raheb, 2017 ; Yassine Bakkar, 2018 ; Annick Pamen-Nyola, 2018 ; Tastaftiyan Risfandy, 2018 ; Aref Mahdavi-Addekani, 2019 ; Christina Nicolas, 2019 ; Alassane Diabate, 2020 ; Mathieu Mercadier, 2020; Foly Ananou, 2021; Ali Recayi Ogcem, 2022; Oussama Labchara, 2023.