Prof. Dirk Bezemer

University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Areas of expertise: development economics, financial development, monetary economics, banking, macroeconomic methodology


Dirk Bezemer is a full professor in the economics of financial development at the University of Groningen. He holds a Ph.D. in economics (Amsterdam, 2001) and he worked as a development economist in research and policy advice before coming to Groningen in 2004. He analyzed the role of credit in macroeconomic thinking and modelling, and led three funded research projects on the causes and consequences of ‘debt shift’- the global shift in bank credit allocation away from nonfinancial. Nowadays he tries to understand macroeconomic resilience. Balance sheet thinking is central in his research and teaching. Inspirations: Schumpeter, Keynes, Minsky, plain good talk.

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