Emil Verner is an Assistant Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Verner’s research focuses on the connection between financial markets and the macroeconomy in both advanced and emerging markets. His recent research examines the role of household credit markets in amplifying business cycle fluctuations. In related work, Verner has also studied the real economic consequences of banking sector distress during financial crises around the world over the past 150 years.

Verner received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen and his PhD in economics from Princeton University.

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MIT News features Baron and Verner’s INET funded research into banking crises

News Feb 8, 2021

“Panics are not needed for banking crises to have severe economic consequences,” says Emil Verner, the MIT professor who helped lead the study. “But when panics do occur, those tend to be the most severe episodes. Panics are an important amplification mechanism for banking crises, but not a necessary condition.” Indeed, in an ambitious piece of research, spanning 46 countries and going back to 1870, the study surveys banking crises that occurred with and without panics. When there is a panic and bank run, the research finds, a 30 percent decline in banking-sector equity predicts a 3.4 percent drop in real GDP (gross domestic product adjusted for inflation) after three years. But even without any creditor panic, a 30 percent decline in bank equity predicts a 2.7 percent drop in real GDP after three years.” — Peter Dizikes, MIT News

How Populists Use Economics to Exploit Crisis

Video | May 13, 2020

MIT Sloan Assistant Professor Emil Verner discusses his research into credit markets, and the role of economics in the rise of populism.


Private Debt Initiative

Event Conference | Hosted by Private Debt | Jun 20–21, 2019

Shaped by the 2008 financial crisis, a new generation of economists is expanding the boundaries of economic thinking on credit cycles, private debt, and financial stability.