Biographical Sketch

Gerald A. Hanweck

April 1998

Gerald A. Hanweck is Professor of Finance in the School of Management at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He joined the faculty at George Mason in 1985, and teaches courses in corporate finance, managerial economics, applied macroeconomics, financial institutions, and financial markets at the undergraduate and MBA levels. In August 1995, he completed a 12-month leave as Visiting Scholar at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Division of Research and Statistics, where he concentrated on capital markets and banks’ use of derivative instruments and contracts in their risk management strategies, and the use of neural networks and nonlinear empirical methodologies in identification of banks in financial distress. He has served as consultant to government agencies and as expert witness in litigation involving financial institutions and government agencies.

Dr. Hanweck received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining George Mason University, he was an economist in the Division of Research and Statistics at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C.

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 in 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, and Bankers Magazine. In addition to this research, Dr. Hanweck has co-authored a book with Bernard Shull, Interest Rate Volatility: Understanding, Analyzing, and Managing Interest Rate Risk and Risk-Based Capital, published by Irwin Professional Publishing, January 1998.