Head of Bangor Business School and Professor of Banking and Finance
Professor Jonathan Williams is Professor of Banking and Finance. He holds an Honorary Fellowship for Teaching from Bangor University.
Jonathan’s current research interests focus on bankers’ pay, risk-taking and bank efficiency; performance characteristics of family-owned firms; and the effects of diversification upon risk. He is known for his early work on European savings banks with published works on management behaviour; bank efficiency; regional banking; technical change and productivity; and economies of scale. His more recent work centres on financial liberalisation in banking sectors in the emerging markets, and includes studies of bank restructuring; market power and competition; bank privatisation; foreign bank entry; governance; and mergers and acquisitions.
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.