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Northumbria University (Newcastle)

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo

Bernardo is professor of FinTech History and Global Trade, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is mainly interested in the long-term nature of technological change in retail banking. His most recent publications include “Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking” (OUP, 2018). He regularly contributes to media outlets on issues around cashless economy, FinTech, digital payments, ATMs and self-service in retail banking.

Michele Battisti

University of Sussex

Laia Becares

Laia is a Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing at the University of Sussex. Her research interests are in studying the pathways by which the discrimination and marginalisation of people and places lead to social and health inequalities across the life course, with a specific focus on racism and heteronormativity as systems of oppression.

CASS Business School

Thorsten Beck

Thorsten Beck is professor of banking and finance at Cass Business School and CEPR research fellow. His research and policy work have focused, among other issues, on bank resolution, macroprudential policies, SME finance, competition in banking, household access to finance and cross-border banking. He has worked as consultant for central banks and international financial institutions and has ample policy experience across advanced and emerging countries.

University College Cork

Matthias Beck

Areas of expertise: Risk and Risk Management, Health Management, Public Private Partnership, Public Sector Management.

The University of Manchester

Ralf Becker

Ralf has been teaching mathematics, statistics and econometrics at all levels at the University of Manchester since 2005. His research interest is in time-series and financial econometrics and also in the pedagogy of teaching economics, and quantitative skills in particular. He has particular expertise in helping students to learn coding skills as well as in the use of online clips and discussion boards as part of a blended learning offer.