Saskia de Vries-van Ewijk


Saskia van Ewijk

Financial Stability Division
Phone (+31) 20 5242033
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Short bio

Saskia de Vries-van Ewijk holds a PhD in financial economics. She is currently Head of the International Financial Architecture department at the Financial Stability division of De Nederlandsche Bank. Her department works on a range of analytical and institutional topics, such as macroprudential policy regarding banks and beyond banking, and is responsible for the participation in international fora, such as the FSB, IMF, BIS and ESRB. Previously, she worked in supervision policy. She has spent one year at the European Commission in Brussels, working on financial sector regulation, and a year at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, working at the Single Supervisory Mechanism. Her research concerns the banking industry after the credit crisis. The financial crisis has exposed serious flaws in the financial system. Whereas most media attention focuses on greed and incompetence, some structural flaws deserve more academic interest. They relate to banks’ choice of business model, their growth strategy, the way bank supervision is organized, and cross-border banking in the euro area. Saskia’s empirical research papers tackle these topics with a focus on financial stability. 


2013 - Ph.D. Financial Economics, Nyenrode University
2009 – M.Sc. Financial Management (cum laude), Nyenrode University
2009 – M.A. Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
2006 – B.A. Liberal Arts (with honors), Utrecht University 

Publications in refereed journals

van Ewijk, S.E., and I.J.M. Arnold (2015), Financial integration in the euro area: Pro-cyclical effects and economic convergence, Economic Modelling 44, 335–342. Download

Arnold, I.J.M., and S.E. van Ewijk (2014), Sovereign risk and the relationship between deposit rates and deposit holdings in the euro area, Applied Financial Economics 24, 1043-1049. Download

Arnold, I.J.M., and S.E. van Ewijk (2014), A state space approach to measuring the impact of sovereign and credit risk on interest rate convergence in the euro area, Journal of International Money and Finance 49, 340–357. Download

van Ewijk, S.E., and I.J.M. Arnold (2013), How bank business models drive interest margins: Evidence from U.S. bank-level data, The European Journal of Finance 20, 850-873. Download

Arnold, I.J.M., and S.E. van Ewijk (2012), The quest for growth: The impact of bank strategy on interest margins, International Review of Financial Analysis 25, 18–27. Download

Arnold, I.J.M., and S.E. van Ewijk (2011), Can pure-play Internet banking survive the credit crisis?, Journal of Banking and Finance 35, 783–793. Download 

Other publications

Dicou, D., S.E. van Ewijk, J. Kakes, M. Regelink and G. Schotten (2016), Time for Transition: an exploratory study of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, DNB Occasional Studies 2. Download

van Ewijk, S.E. (2013), Banking on Growth: business models under scrutiny, PhD thesis. Download

van Ewijk, S.E., and J.M. Hummelen (2012), Introduceer een insolventieprocedure voor landen (Introduce an insolvency procedure for countries), Economisch Statistische Berichten 4633, 252. 


Latest update: August 2018