The Young Researchers Group (YRG)

The Young Researchers Group (YRG)

In December 2017, the European Banking Institute established the Young Researchers Group for PhD researchers of European universities. The initiative is led by EBI Academic Board Members Profs. Matthias Haentjens and Ignacio Tirado, and coordinated by Lynette Janssen (Leiden University) and Agnieszka Smoleńska (European University Institute). Thus far the group is composed of 16 researchers from 13 European universities.

The newly founded YRG is an inter-disciplinary and international platform for exchange and mutual learning for early stage researchers in the rapidly developing area of banking law and policy. Under the wings of the EBI, the YRG will conduct research, promote debate and dialogue between young researchers in relation to issues concerning regulation and supervision of financial institutions and financial markets. Specific projects undertaken by the YRG Members include PhD Workshops organised in cooperation with EBI as well as research and assistance on EBI projects.

Members of the YRG of the EBI  have the opportunity to present their research during several events a year, to meet scholars, regulators and industry representatives, to discuss their research with them, to organise events and to publish research papers with the EBI.

Members YRG 2018/2019

Ioannis G. Asimakopoulos (University of Luxembourg), Alessio Azzutti (Universität Hamburg), Nikolai Badenhoop (Humboldt University of Berlin), Maria Ana Barata (European University Institute), Lukas Böffel (Freie Universität Berlin), Evariest Callens (Ghent University), Mafalda de Sá (University of Coimbra), María Cecilia del Barrio Arleo (University of Trento), Daniel Detzer (University Oldenburg),Tsany Ratna Dewi (Université du Luxembourg), Elena Ghibellini (University of Bologna), Petja Ivanova (Heidelberg University), Lynette G. A. Janssen (Leiden Law School), Roderic Kermarec (University of Oxford), Lukas Koehler (University of Munich), Pier Mario Lupinu (Université de Luxembourg), Ana Odorovic (University of Hamburg), Katarzyna Parchimowicz (University of Wroclaw), Francesca Pellegrini (Universita’ degli Studi di Bologna),  Promitheas Peridis (European University Institute),Jonas Schürger (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn), Agnieszka Smoleńska (EUI), Ross Spence (Leiden Law School), Jouke T. Tegelaar (Leiden University), Anna Camilla Visconti (Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara)


Please contact Claudia Collins ( if you would like to apply to become a member. Please note that the application process takes place with an annual cut of date 1 June. The EBI YRG Programme is reserved to PhD students who are currently enrolled in a university officially recognised by an EEA country public authority and who are researching on banking regulation and supervision or any other area which is or will be part of the EBI YRG Programme. The EBI Academic Board decides on the admittance of participants.

Should you have further questions do not hesitate to contact Agnieszka Smoleńska ( or Francesca Pellegrini (

Events by the YRG