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Gerald Hanweck

Gerald Hanweck

Gerald A. Hanweck is Professor of Finance in the School of Management at George Mason University. He recently was a Visiting Scholar in the Division of Insurance and Research of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation since 2000. He joined the faculty at George Mason in 1985, and teaches courses in corporate finance, applied global macrofinance, financial institutions, and financial markets at the undergraduate and MBA levels. At the FDIC he concentrated on the use of financial market information in bank risk management strategies, for use in establishing federal deposit insurance pricing, improvements in identification of banks in financial distress, and the subprime mortgage crisis implications for bank financial soundness. In this latter regard, scenario analyses were developed relating macroeconomic and financial market factors to banking performance measures to better predict the effects of regional and macroeconomic cycles on banking company risk taking and vulnerability and mortgage portfolio stability. He has served as consultant to government agencies, banks and business and as an expert witness in litigation involving financial institutions and government agencies and is often cited in financial media articles.

Before joining George Mason University, he was an economist with the Division of Research and Statistics at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C., concentrating on banking company mergers, bank lending and operating performance and financial stability.

Dr. Hanweck's research interests include financial institutions and markets performance, public policy regarding these institutions and the structure of their markets, economic stabilization and monetary policy as they influence financial institutions and markets performance, and economies of scale and scope and mergers in the financial service industries. He has published research on these topics in academic and professional journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Economics and Business, The Antitrust Bulletin, and Bankers Magazine. In addition to this research, Dr. Hanweck co-authored two books with Bernard Shull, Interest Rate Volatility: Understanding, Analyzing, and Managing Interest Rate Risk and Risk-Based Capital, published by Irwin Professional Publishing, January 1996 and Bank Mergers in a Deregulated Environment: Promise and Peril, Quorum Books, 2001. He is presently working on a third book with Dr. Shull on the perilous effects outlined in Promise and Peril leading to the financial and economic crisis of 2007-2010 and the proposed measures to avoid these crises in the future.

Dr. Hanweck has served most recently as a member of the Faculty Senate Athletic Affairs committee. His background that best suits him to serving as a Board of Visitors Faculty Representative on the Finance and Land Use Committee is a specialty in general Finance and Real Estate Finance.

Dr. Hanweck received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.