Stefano Battilossi, born in 1961, is Associate Professor of Economic History and Jean Monnet Chair of History of European Monetary and Financial Integration at University Carlos III Madrid. He received a MSc in Financial Analysis from UC3M and a PhD in History from Turin University. His research mainly contributes to the history of international banking, banking crises, financial regulation/liberalization and fiscal policy, with a focus on Western Europe in the 19th-20th centuries. He has published in journals such as The Economic History Review, European Review of Economic History and Cliometrica. He has edited the volumes European Banks and the American Challenge. Competition and Cooperation in International Banking under Bretton Woods (with Y. Cassis, OUP, 2002), and State and Financial Systems in Europe and the USA. Historical Perspectives on Regulation and Supervision (with J. Reis, Ashgate, 2010). He served as a Trustee of the European Historical Economics Society (EHES) (2006-2014) and is Chief Editor of Financial History Review (Cambridge University Press) since 2010.
Youssef Cassis, born in 1952, is Professor of Economic History at the European University Institute. His work mainly focuses on banking and financial history, as well as business history more generally. His latest publications include Capitals of Capital. A History of International Financial Centres, 1780-2005, (Cambridge University Press, 2006, 2nd revised edition, 2010), Crises and Opportunities. The Shaping of Modern Finance (Oxford University Press, 2011), and with Philip Cottrell, Private Banking in Europe. Rise, Retreat, and Resurgence (Oxford University Press, 2015). He was the cofounder, in 1994, of Financial History Review (Cambridge University Press). He was a long serving member of the Academic Advisory Council of the European Association for Banking and Financial History (EABH)) and past President (2005-2007) of the European Business History Association (EBHA).
Kazuhiko Yago, born in 1962, Professor at Waseda University, Faculty of Commerce, defended his doctoral dissertation “L’épargne populaire comme fonds de placement public: Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations” at Université Paris X in 1996. Publications include: Asian Imperial Banking History
(with Hubert Bonin and Nuno Valério), Pickering and Chatto, 2014; The Financial History of the Bank for International Settlements,