Steven Ongena is a professor of banking in the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich, a senior chair at the Swiss Finance Institute, a research professor at KU Leuven, a research professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU Business School, and a research fellow in financial economics of CEPR. He is also a research professor at the Deutsche Bundesbank and a regular research visitor at the European Central Bank. Before moving to Zurich, he taught at CentER-Tilburg University and BI Norwegian Business School and was at the University of Oregon (PhD), SOR-BE (OF-1), University of Alberta (MA), and KU Leuven (MBA, Hir).
He is publishing in economics, finance, law and management journals. He co-authored, with Hans Degryse and Moshe Kim, the graduate textbook Microeconometrics of Banking: Methods, Applications and Results published by Oxford University Press.
He is currently a co-editor of Economic Inquiry, the International Journal of Central Banking, the International Review of Finance and the Journal of Financial Services Research, and an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Stability, Economic Notes, the Asian Review of Financial Research, and the Journal of Financial Management, Markets and Institutions. In the past he has served as a co-editor for the Review of Finance and as an associate editor for the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Financial Services Research, the European Economic Review and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among other journals.
He is a fellow of CFS and serves on the scientific advisory board of EBES, FINEST, GOLCER, the Halle Institute for Economic Research, IBEFA, the Research Data and Service Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank and SAFE.
In 2017 he received an ERC Advanced Grant lending, in 2012 an NYU-Fordham-RPI Rising Star in Finance Award and in 2009 a Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship of the European Central Bank.