Max Hall graduated from Nottingham University in 1975 with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics. He was awarded a Ph.D. by the same University in 1978. He joined the Economics Department of Loughborough University as a Lecturer in August 1977 and is currently Professor of Banking and Financial Regulation. His research interests lie in the areas of banking regulation and supervision and current research activities embrace the design of deposit protection schemes, the reform of bank capital regulation of Islamic banks, an assessment of Basel II, empirical studies of bank efficiency in Japan and Hong Kong, analysis of the role to be played by market discipline in financial regulatory design and appraisal of recent banking reforms adopted in Japan. He has published nine books (one co-authored) in the areas of money, banking and financial regulation and has acted as Managing Editor for a further two books, including ‘The Regulation and Supervision of Banks’ (4 volumes) published by Edward Elgar in July 2001. In addition, he has contributed around 100 articles to academic and professional journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and the Journal of Financial Services Research, plus chapters to a further 12 books.
On the consultancy front, he has carried out a number of projects for both public and private sector organisations, including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Euro-Fiet, the British Council and IBM, and has contributed on the Top Management Programme run by the Cabinet Office. He has acted in an advisory capacity for the central banks of Barbados, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China; and he has also delivered over 100 papers at conferences around the world, including ones organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Bank of England, the United Nations, the European Commission, the People’s Bank of China, Bank Indonesia and the Nagoya Stock Exchange.