PhD (Economics), University of Wales
MA Banking and Finance, University of Wales
BA (HONS) Economics, University of Wales
His research focuses on financial deregulation and its impact on the banking sector. Currently, he is researching foreign bank entry and competition; bank resolution and financial stability; and diversification, governance and bank distress. His most recent papers include studies of privatisation process, and acquisitions in the insurance sector.
Professor Williams has published papers on regional banking and the liberalisation and restructuring of banks in emerging markets. He is known for his early work on European savings banks with published works on management behaviour; efficiency; bank efficiency; technical change and productivity; and economies of scale. His more recent work on emerging markets banking sectors includes studies of bank restructuring; privatisation; foreign bank entry; governance; and mergers and acquisitions. Professor Williams writes extensively on Latin American and South East Asian banking sectors.
Professor Williams is a contributor to major banking sector studies commissioned by the European Commission, UK Treasury, and the Spanish Savings Banks Foundation amongst others
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